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Existence of steady - state equium in an overlapping-generations model with production (*)

  • Fernando Perera-Tallo

    (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research, Abbazia di Mirasole, I-20090 Opera , ITALY)

  • Hideo Konishi

    (Department of Economics, Southern Methodist University, Dallas,TX 75275-0496, USA)

This paper establishes an existence theorem of a non-trivial (positive capital stock) steady-state equilibrium in Diamond's (1965) overlapping-generations model with production by employing the steady-state consumption curve introduced in Ihori (1978). The assumptions on preferences and production technologies that ensure the existence of a nontrivial steady-state equilibrium are separated from each other, unlike in Galor and Ryder (1989). We also provide two simple examples which illustrate the importance of two conditions in the theorem.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Economic Theory.

Volume (Year): 9 (1997)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 529-537

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Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:9:y:1997:i:3:p:529-537
Note: Received: March 1, 1994; revised version August 14, 1995
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