Bequests and the Intergenerational Degree of Altruism
This paper shows that Barro's (1974) debt neutrliaty theorem does not hold in OLG economies whenever the marginal rate of substitution between both periods' consumptions evaluated at the modified golden rule capital stock is lower that the degree of intergenerational altruism. It could be deduced from this result that an increase in the degree of altruism induces an increase in bequests.
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