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Growth and Bubbles with Consumption Externalities

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  • Kazuo Mino

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This paper explores the role of consumption externalities in an overlapping generations economy with capital accumulation. If consumers in each generation are concerned with other agents f consumption behaviors, there exist intergenerational as well as intragenerational consumption externalities. It is the presence of intergenreational consumption externalities that may produce fundamental effects both on equilibrium dynamics and on steady-state characterization of the economy. This paper demonstrates this fact in the context of a simple model of endogenously growing, overlapping-generations economy with or without asset bubbles.

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  • Kazuo Mino, 2007. "Growth and Bubbles with Consumption Externalities," Discussion Papers in Economics and Business 07-07, Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP).
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    Keywords

    Consumption Externalities; Overlapping Generations; Long-run Growth; Asset Bubbles.;

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    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General

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