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Equilibrium dynamics in discrete-time endogenous growth models with social constant returns

  • Kazuo Mino

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  • Kazuo Nishimura
  • Koji Shimomura
  • Ping Wang

The existing literature establishes possibilities of local determinacy and dynamic indeterminacy in continuous-time two-sector models of endogenous growth with social constant returns. The necessary and sufficient condition for local determinacy is that the factor intensity rankings of the two sectors are consistent in the private/physical and social/value sense. The necessary and sufficient condition for dynamic indeterminacy is that the final (consumable) good sector is human (pure) capital intensive in the private sense but physical (consumable) capital intensive in the social sense. This paper re-examines the dynamic properties in a discrete-time endogenous growth framework and finds that conventional propositions obtained in continuous time need not be valid. It is shown that the established necessary and sufficient conditions on factor intensity rankings for local determinacy and dynamic indeterminacy are neither sufficient nor necessary, as the magnitudes of time preference and capital depreciation rates both play essential roles.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Economic Theory.

Volume (Year): 34 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 1-23

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