Intergenerational Transfers as a Link between Overlapping Generations and Ramsey Models

Melnikov N & Sanderson WC (2007). Intergenerational Transfers as a Link between Overlapping Generations and Ramsey Models. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-07-013

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Abstract

This paper develops a continuous-time model in which intergenerational transfers, di.erent from bequest, serve as a link between the overlapping generations (OLG) model and Ramsey-type model. We show that this theoretical framework covers a range of possible dynamics including the model of perpetual youth and Ramsey model as the two boundary cases. We also prove that, except for the Ramsey case, the new model retains qualitative features of an OLG model: competitive equilibrium can be ine1cient, Ricardian debt neutrality may be violated, and asset bubbles can exist.

JEL classi/cation: C61; D91; O41

Mathematics Subject Classi/cation (2000): 91B64, 93C10

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Interim Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Growth models; Overlapping generations; Intergenerational transfers; Asset bubbles; Ricardian neutrality.
Research Programs: Population and Climate Change (PCC)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:40
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 09:58
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/8442

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