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Optimal growth under endogenous depreciation, capital utilization and maintenance costs

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This paper analyzes the equilibrium dynamics of an optimal growth model with endogenous depreciation, variable capital utilization, and expenditures on the maintenance of physical capital. Maintenance reduces the depreciation of capital, utilization affects the activity of maintainance. We establish a set of sufficient conditions for the existence and uniqueness of a steady state equilibrium. We define a "delta golden rule" consistent with the proposed economic environment and we analyze the dynamic efficiency of this economy. Finally, the steady state is found to be locally saddle-path stable. (Copyright: Fundación Empresa Pública)

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  • Omar Licandro & Luis A. Puch & J. Ramón Ruiz-Tamarit, 2001. "Optimal growth under endogenous depreciation, capital utilization and maintenance costs," Investigaciones Economicas, Fundación SEPI, vol. 25(3), pages 543-559, September.
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    Keywords

    maintenance; depreciation; capital utilization; optimal growth;
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    JEL classification:

    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • D90 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - General

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