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Optimal Growth with Heterogeneous Agents and the Twisted Turnpike: An Example

  • Robert Becker

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    (Indiana University)

The dynamics of a welfare maximizing, heterogeneous agent, one sector optimal Ramsey model is analyzed assuming two agents, each with a distinct discount factor and log utility. Production is Cobb-Douglas. Explicit time varying policy functions are derived, one for each period. A Twisted Turnpike Property and eventually monotone dynamics are demonstrated to govern the evolution of the economy’s aggregate capital stock.

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Paper provided by Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research, Economics Department, Indiana University Bloomington in its series Caepr Working Papers with number 2011-008.

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Length: 43 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2011
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Handle: RePEc:inu:caeprp:2011-008
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