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Equilibrium price dynamics in an overlapping-generations exchange economy

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  • Paulo Brito
  • Rui Dilao

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We present a continuous time overlapping generations model for an endowment Arrow-Debreu economy with an age-structured population. For an economy with a balanced growth path, we prove that Arrow-Debreu equilibrium prices exist, and their dynamic properties are age-dependent. Our model allows for an explicit dependence of prices on critical age-specific endowment parameters. We show that, if endowments are distributed earlier than some critical age, then speculative bubbles for prices do exist.

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  • Paulo Brito & Rui Dilao, 2006. "Equilibrium price dynamics in an overlapping-generations exchange economy," Working Papers Department of Economics 2006/27, ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, Universidade de Lisboa.
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    Keywords

    Arrow-Debreu equilibrium; overlapping generations models; McKendrick model.;

    JEL classification:

    • D51 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Exchange and Production Economies
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General

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