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Investment Decisions, Future Consumption and Sustainability under Optimal Growth

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  • Aronsson, Thomas
  • Johansson, Per-Olov

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  • Löfgren, Karl-Gustaf

Abstract

In this paper we derive an exact relationship between the net investment at a given point in time and future consumption plans. Our result is general in the sense that it neither requires a constant rate of time preference nor an exponential discount function. One interpretation of the result is in terms of the willingness to pay for net investments, while another interpretation relates to conditions for sustainability.

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  • Aronsson, Thomas & Johansson, Per-Olov & Löfgren, Karl-Gustaf, 1995. "Investment Decisions, Future Consumption and Sustainability under Optimal Growth," SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 49, Stockholm School of Economics.
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    1. Mitra, Tapan, 2002. "Intertemporal Equity and Efficient Allocation of Resources," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 107(2), pages 356-376, December.

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    Keywords

    Ramesy model; welfare measurement; national product;

    JEL classification:

    • D90 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - General

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