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A Characterization of Ramsey Equilibrium in a Model with Limited Borrowing

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  • Kirill Borissov
  • Ram Sewak Dubey

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We investigate the convergence property of the capital stock sequence in Ramsey equilibria with limited borrowing by the households. In our model, at the beginning of each period, households are allowed to borrow against their end of the period wage income. Under this assumption the capital stock sequence converges to the steady state stock irrespective of the technology and turnpike property holds in every Ramsey equilibrium.

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  • Kirill Borissov & Ram Sewak Dubey, 2013. "A Characterization of Ramsey Equilibrium in a Model with Limited Borrowing," EUSP Department of Economics Working Paper Series Ec-08/13, European University at St. Petersburg, Department of Economics.
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    1. Axelrod, David, 2017. "Optimizing Discount Rates: Expressing Preferences for Sustainable Outcomes in Present Value Calculations," MPRA Paper 84408, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    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. 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.

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    Keywords

    Ramsey Equilibrium; Limited Borrowing; Convergence of capital path;

    JEL classification:

    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • D90 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - General
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models

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