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A family production overlapping generations economy

Laurent Cellarier

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 2013, vol. 37, issue 11, 2168-2179

Abstract: This paper provides a theoretical analysis of an overlapping generations economy in which production decisions and input–output allocations are all carried out at the family level. I consider a single class of output allocation schemes and various degrees of knowledge about the production technology. Under complete knowledge, I show that a family organizational structure in which everyone receives his marginal contribution to output, invests less in physical capital than under a perfectly competitive equilibrium environment. Under incomplete knowledge, I analyze and compare how beliefs about the input–output relationship affect the physical capital accumulation dynamics and the long-run standards of living.

Keywords: Overlapping generations; Family production; Expectation function (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C62 D84 D91 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jedc.2013.05.009

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