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Efficient Ramsey Equilibria

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  • Becker, Robert

    (IN University)

  • Mitra, Tapan

    (Cornell University)

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Ramsey equilibrium models with heterogeneous agents and borrowing constraints are shown to yield efficient equilibrium sequences of aggregate capital and consumption. The proof of this result is based on verifying that equilibrium sequences of prices satisfy the Malinvaud criterion for efficiency.

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  • Becker, Robert & Mitra, Tapan, 2011. "Efficient Ramsey Equilibria," Working Papers 11-02, Cornell University, Center for Analytic Economics.
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    1. Robert Becker & Stefano Bosi & Cuong Le Van & Thomas Seegmuller, 2012. "On existence, efficiency and bubbles of Ramsey equilibrium with borrowing constraints," Caepr Working Papers 2012-001, Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research, Economics Department, Indiana University Bloomington.
    2. Boucekkine, Raouf & Nishimura, Kazuo & Venditti, Alain, 2015. "Introduction to financial frictions and debt constraints," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 61(C), pages 271-275.
    3. Cuong Le Van & Ngoc-Sang Pham, 2016. "Intertemporal equilibrium with financial asset and physical capital," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 62(1), pages 155-199, June.
    4. Stefano Bosi & Cuong Le Van & Ngoc-Sang Pham, 2014. "Intertemporal equilibrium with production: bubbles and efficiency," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 14043, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
    5. repec:hal:journl:halshs-01223969 is not listed on IDEAS
    6. Becker, Robert A. & Borissov, Kirill & Dubey, Ram Sewak, 2015. "Ramsey equilibrium with liberal borrowing," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 61(C), pages 296-304.
    7. Stefano Bosi & Cuong Le Van & Ngoc-Sang Pham, 2015. "Intertemporal equilibrium with heterogeneous agents, endogenous dividends and collateral constraints," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 15067r, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne, revised Feb 2017.
    8. Stefano Bosi & Cuong Le Van & Ngoc-Sang Pham, 2015. "Intertemporal equilibrium with heterogeneous agents, endogenous dividends and borrowing constraints," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 15067, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
    9. Bosi, Stefano & Le Van, Cuong & Pham, Ngoc-Sang, 2017. "Asset bubbles and efficiency in a generalized two-sector model," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 88(C), pages 37-48.
    10. Stefano Bosi & Cuong Le Van, 2011. "On the existence of a Ramsey equilibrium with endogenous labor supply and borrowing constraints," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 11045, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
    11. Mitra, Tapan & Sorger, Gerhard, 2013. "On Ramseyʼs conjecture," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 148(5), pages 1953-1976.
    12. repec:hal:journl:halshs-01316876 is not listed on IDEAS
    13. Borissov, Kirill & Dubey, Ram Sewak, 2015. "A characterization of Ramsey equilibrium in a model with limited borrowing," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 67-78.

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