Immiserizing Growth in Diamond's Overlapping Generations Model: A Geometrical Exposition
The welfare analysis of P. A. Diamond's overlapping generations model is often restricted to a steady-state comparison. This paper demonstrates that a simple diagrammatic technique is useful for a Pareto welfare analysis. In particular, it shows that capital saving technological progress could make all generations (including those which level during the transition period) worse off whenever the economy is dynamic inefficient. On the other hand, technological progress always makes some generations better off when the economy is dynamic efficient. Copyright 1991 by Economics Department of the University of Pennsylvania and the Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association.
Volume (Year): 32 (1991)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
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