Indeterminacy and Investment Adjustment Costs in an Endogenously Growing Small Open Economy
This paper analytically examines the interrelations between macroeconomic (in)stability and investment adjustment costs in a one-sector endogenously growing small-open-economy representative agent model. We show that under costly capital accumulation, the economy exhibits indeterminacy and sunspots if and only if the equilibrium wage-hours locus slopes upwards and is steeper than the householdiÌs labor supply curve. By contrast, the econ- omy without adjustment costs for capital investment always displays saddle-path stability and equilibrium uniqueness, regardless of the degree of increasing returns in aggregate production.Â
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