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Quelques réflexions sur la croissance optimale

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  • Philippe Michel
  • Marc Fleurbaey

[eng] Optimal growth revisited We study the difficulties pertaining to the definition of an intertemporal social objective. A brief description of Ramsey's and Koopmans' contributions is followed by a distinction between the finite horizon case, in which the absence of discounting is easily defended, and the infinite horizon case, which exhibits a seemingly fundamental incompatibility between impartiality and the Pareto principle. Some suggestions for further research are made. [fre] Quelques réflexions sur la croissance optimale Nous tentons d'éclairer les difficultés soulevées par la définition d'un objectif social intertemporel. Un rappel historique des réflexions de Ramsey et de Koopmans est suivi d'une distinction entre le cas de l'horizon fini, où l'on peut défendre l'absence d'actualisation, et celui de l'horizon infini, où une incompatibilité apparemment essentielle entre impartialité et Pareto-optimalité ne permet pas de définir un critère entièrement satisfaisant. Quelques pistes de réflexion sont suggérées.

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Article provided by Programme National Persée in its journal Revue économique.

Volume (Year): 50 (1999)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 715-732

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Handle: RePEc:prs:reveco:reco_0035-2764_1999_num_50_4_410115
Note: DOI:10.3406/reco.1999.410115
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