Habit formation and resource dependence in dynastic economies

Valente, Simone (2011) Habit formation and resource dependence in dynastic economies. Mathematical Social Sciences, 61 (3). pp. 131-145. ISSN 0165-4896

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Abstract

This paper studies the consequences of habit formation in dynastic economies that exploit exhaustible resources. If the strength of habits is below a critical level, positive bequests generate Ramsey–Stiglitz equilibria: the altruism factor determines long-run growth and habits increase output levels by increasing capital accumulation and smoothing resource extraction during the transition. If the strength of habits is above the threshold, zero bequests induce Diamond–Mourmouras equilibria: the transitional effects become permanent and habits increase long-run growth. Results differ from those of capital–labor models because resource dependence implies that long-run growth is determined by the intergenerational distribution of wealth.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dynastic altruism,capital–resource model,habit formation
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2016 01:57
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 12:40
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/60328
DOI: 10.1016/j.mathsocsci.2010.09.004

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