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The Transfer Paradox in the One-Sector Overlapping Generations Model

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  • Cremers, Emily
  • Sen, Partha

This paper examines the effects of international income transfers on capital accumulationand welfare in a one-sector overlapping generations model. It is shown that a strong form ofthe transfer paradox – in which the donor country experiences a welfare gain while therecipient country experiences a welfare loss – may occur both in and out of steady state. Inaddition, it is shown that a weak form of the transfer paradox – where either the donor orrecipient (but not both) experiences a paradoxical welfare effect – may characterize allsegments of the transition path not already characterized by the strong transfer paradox.

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Paper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers Archive with number 34855.

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Date of creation: 27 Jan 2008
Publication status: Published in Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 2008, vol. 32, pp. 1995-2012
Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:34855
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