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Existence of competitive equilibrium in a single-sector growth model with elastic labour

We prove existence of competitive equilibrium in a version of a Ramsey model in which leisure enters the utility function. The analysis is carried out by means of a direct and technically simple approach that allows us to obtain detailed results concerning the behaviour of equilibrium allocations and prices.

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Paper provided by Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1) in its series Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques with number b04123.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2004
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Handle: RePEc:mse:wpsorb:b04123
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