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Competitive Growth in a Life-cycle Model: Existence and Dynamics

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  • Hippolyte d'Albis

    () (TSE - Toulouse School of Economics - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UT1 - Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, LERNA - Economie des Ressources Naturelles - UT1 - Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - CEA - Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives)

  • Emmanuelle Augeraud-Véron

    () (MIA - Mathématiques, Image et Applications - EA 3165 - ULR - Université de La Rochelle)

Abstract

The dynamic behavior of the capital growth rate is analyzed using an overlapping-generations model with continuous trading. Assuming a technology satisfying constant social returns to capital, the equilibrium growth rate is piecewise-defined by functional differential equations with both delayed and advanced terms. The main result concerns the existence of a solution expressed as a series of exponentials, which is shown to crucially depend on the initial wealth distribution among cohorts. Upon existence, the dynamics of the capital growth rate has a saddle-point trajectory that converges to a unique steady state. Along the transition path, the growth rate exhibits exponentially decreasing oscillations.

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  • Hippolyte d'Albis & Emmanuelle Augeraud-Véron, 2009. "Competitive Growth in a Life-cycle Model: Existence and Dynamics," Post-Print hal-00630459, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00630459
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2354.2009.00537.x
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    OVERLAPPING GENERATIONS MODELS; ENDOGENOUS GROWTH; FUNCTIONAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS OF MIXED TYPE;
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    • D50 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - General
    • D90 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - General

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