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On the Consequences of Generically Distributed Investments on Flexible Projects in an Endogenous Growth Model

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  • Mauro Bambi
  • Cristina Di Girolami
  • Salvatore Federico
  • Fausto Gozzi

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In this paper we argue that differences in the investment projects’ features can help to explain the observed differentials in output growth and in output volatility across countries. This result is achieved by studying analytically an endogenous growth model where investments are (generically) distributed over multi-period flexible projects leading to new capital once completed. Recently developed techniques in dynamic programming are adapted and used to fully characterized the balanced growth path and transitional dynamics of this model. Based on this analytical ground, several numerical exercises are performed to show how the key results of our analysis are also quantitatively relevant.

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  • Mauro Bambi & Cristina Di Girolami & Salvatore Federico & Fausto Gozzi, 2014. "On the Consequences of Generically Distributed Investments on Flexible Projects in an Endogenous Growth Model," Discussion Papers 14/15, Department of Economics, University of York.
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    1. Emmanuelle Augeraud-Veron & Mauro Bambi & Fausto Gozzi, 2017. "Solving Internal Habit Formation Models Through Dynamic Programming in Infinite Dimension," Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Springer, vol. 173(2), pages 584-611, May.

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    Keywords

    investment projects; distributed delays; optimal control; dynamic programming; infinite dimensional problem.;

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    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General

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