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A Dynamic Game Model of Endogenous Growth with Consumption Externalities

  • Katsuhiko Hori

    (Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University)

  • Akihisa Shibata

    (Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University)

This paper introduces consumption externalities into an endogenous growth model of general capital accumulation and characterizes balanced growth equilibria. Contrary to the common argument in previous studies, we show that the growth rate in a feedback Nash equilibrium can be higher than that in an open-loop Nash equilibrium if agents strongly admire others' consumption.

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Paper provided by Keio/Kyoto Joint Global COE Program in its series Keio/Kyoto Joint Global COE Discussion Paper Series with number 2008-040.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:kei:dpaper:2008-040
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