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Stability Properties in a Growth Model

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  • Pelloni, A.
  • Waldmann, R.

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The inclusion of a labour/leisure choice in endogenous growth models has interesting and somewhat counter-intuitive effects. In existing one sector models, a condition for indeterminacy is that labour demand is upward-sloping, which is difficult to reconcile with the evidence. In this paper we give conditions for indeterminacy in a one sector model with decreasing returns to labour. We show that this requires that consumption and leisure are both highly intertemporally substitutable while the factors of production are highly complementary.

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  • Pelloni, A. & Waldmann, R., 1997. "Stability Properties in a Growth Model," Economics Working Papers eco97/11, European University Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:eui:euiwps:eco97/11
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    1. Pelloni, Alessandra & Waldmann, Robert, 2000. "Can waste improve welfare?," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 77(1), pages 45-79, July.
    2. Kazuo Mino, 2000. "Preference Structure and Indeterminacy in Two-Sector Models of Endogenous Growth," Econometric Society World Congress 2000 Contributed Papers 0674, Econometric Society.
    3. Long Xin & Pelloni Alessandra, 2011. "Welfare improving taxation on savings in a growth model," wp.comunite 0091, Department of Communication, University of Teramo.
    4. Mino, Kazuo, 2001. "Indeterminacy and Endogenous Growth with Social Constant Returns," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 97(1), pages 203-222, March.
    5. Mino, Kazuo, 2006. "Voracity vs. Scale Effect in a Growing Economy," MPRA Paper 16999, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Long, Xin & Pelloni, Alessandra, 2017. "Factor income taxation in a horizontal innovation model," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 154(C), pages 137-159.
    7. Kazuo Mino, 2008. "Preference Structure and Volatility in a Financially Integrated World," Discussion Papers in Economics and Business 08-05, Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP).
    8. Waldman, Robert & Valentinyi, Ákos & Herrendorf, Berthold, 1999. "Ruling out multiplicity and indeterminacy: The role of heterogeneity," UC3M Working papers. Economics 6167, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Economía.
    9. Mino, Kazuo, 2008. "Financial integration and volatility in a two-country world," MPRA Paper 16953, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    10. Takashi Kamihigashi, 2015. "Regime-Switching Sunspot Equilibria in a One-Sector Growth Model with Aggregate Decreasing Returns and Small Externalities," Discussion Paper Series DP2015-42, Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University.
    11. Mino, Kazuo, 2002. "Indeterminacy in Two-Sector Models of Endogenous Growth with Leisure," MPRA Paper 16994, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    12. Psarianos, Iacovos N., 2007. "A note on work-leisure choice, human capital accumulation, and endogenous growth," Research in Economics, Elsevier, vol. 61(4), pages 208-217, December.
    13. Mino, Kazuo, 2000. "Sector-Specific Externalities and Endogenous Growth under Social Constant Returns," MPRA Paper 16993, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    16. Mino, Kazuo, 2006. "Voracity vs. scale effect in a growing economy without secure property rights," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 93(2), pages 278-284, November.

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    Keywords

    CONSUMPTION ; INTERTEMPORAL CHOICE;

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    • D91 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making

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