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Non-convex aggregate technology and optimal economic growth

  • N. Hung

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  • C. Le Van

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  • P. Michel

This paper examines a model of optimal growth where the agregation of two separate well behaved and concave production technologies exhibits a basic non-convexity. Multiple equilibria prevail in an intermediate range of interest rate. However, we show that the optimal paths monotonically converge to the one single appropriate equilibrium steady state.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Economic Theory.

Volume (Year): 40 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 457-471

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