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Equilibrium dynamics in an aggregative model of capital accumulation with heterogeneous agents and elastic labor

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  • Cuong Le Van

    () (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)

  • Manh-Hung Nguyen

    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)

  • Yiannis Vailakis

    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Abstract

The paper extends the canonical representative agent Ramsey model to include heterogeneous agents and elastic labor supply. The welfare maximization problem is analyzed and shown to be equivalent to a non-stationary reduced form model. An iterative procedure is exploited to prove the supermodularity of the indirect utility function. Supermodularity is subsequently used to establish the convergence of optimal paths.

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  • Cuong Le Van & Manh-Hung Nguyen & Yiannis Vailakis, 2007. "Equilibrium dynamics in an aggregative model of capital accumulation with heterogeneous agents and elastic labor," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00101237, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:halshs-00101237
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jmateco.2006.06.003
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    1. Goenka, Aditya & Nguyen, Manh-Hung, 2009. "Existence of Competitive Equilibrium in an Optimal Growth Model with Elastic Labor Supply and Smoothness of the Policy Function," TSE Working Papers 09-064, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).
    2. Nishimura, Kazuo & Nourry, Carine & Seegmuller, Thomas & Venditti, Alain, 2016. "Public Spending As A Source Of Endogenous Business Cycles In A Ramsey Model With Many Agents," Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 20(02), pages 504-524, March.
    3. Robert Becker & Stefano Bosi & Cuong Van & Thomas Seegmuller, 2015. "On existence and bubbles of Ramsey equilibrium with borrowing constraints," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 58(2), pages 329-353, February.
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    5. Takashi Kamihigashi, 2015. "Multiple interior steady states in the Ramsey model with elastic labor supply," International Journal of Economic Theory, The International Society for Economic Theory, vol. 11(1), pages 25-37, March.
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    9. Aditya Goenka & Cuong Le Van & Manh-Hung Nguyen, 2011. "A study of the dynamic of influence through differential equations," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 11023, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
    10. Goenka, Aditya & Le Van, Cuong & Nguyen, Manh-Hung, 2012. "Existence Of Competitive Equilibrium In An Optimal Growth Model With Heterogeneous Agents And Endogenous Leisure," Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 16(S1), pages 33-51, April.
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    13. Stefano Bosi & Cuong Le Van, 2011. "On the existence of a Ramsey equilibrium with endogenous labor supply and borrowing constraints," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00612131, HAL.
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    Keywords

    elastic labor supply; supermodularity; Single-sector growth model; heterogeneous agents;

    JEL classification:

    • C62 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Existence and Stability Conditions of Equilibrium
    • D51 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Exchange and Production Economies
    • E13 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Neoclassical

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