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Endogenous Growth with Addictive Habits

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  • Emmanuelle Augeraud-Veron
  • Mauro Bambi

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In this paper, we investigate the global dynamics of an endogenous growth model with linear technology and addictive habits. We find feasible parameters’ conditions under which: a) the resulting equilibrium consumption path is steeper than in a standard AK model; b) endogenous fluctuations in the form of damping fluctuations around the balanced growth path emerge; c) the Easterlin’s paradox emerges. The relevance of these results is explained comparing our findings with the results already known in the existing literature.

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  • Emmanuelle Augeraud-Veron & Mauro Bambi, 2014. "Endogenous Growth with Addictive Habits," Discussion Papers 14/16, Department of Economics, University of York.
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    Habit formation; consumption smoothing; endogenous fluctuations.;

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    • E00 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - General
    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General

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