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Wealth distribution: To be or not to be a Gamma?


  • Mehdi Lallouache
  • Aymen Jedidi
  • Anirban Chakraborti


We review some aspects, especially those we can tackle analytically, of a minimal model of closed economy analogous to the kinetic theory model of ideal gases where the agents exchange wealth amongst themselves such that the total wealth is conserved, and each individual agent saves a fraction (0

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  • Mehdi Lallouache & Aymen Jedidi & Anirban Chakraborti, 2010. "Wealth distribution: To be or not to be a Gamma?," Papers 1004.5109,, revised May 2010.
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1004.5109

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