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SaddleS and BifurcationS in an Overlapping GenerationS Economy with a Renewable Resource

Erkki Koskela, Markku Ollikainen () and Mikko Puhakka ()
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Markku Ollikainen: Department of Economics, University of Helsinki, Finland
Mikko Puhakka: Department of Economics, University of Oulu, Finland

Finnish Economic Papers, 2008, vol. 21, issue 1, 3-21

Abstract: We incorporate a renewable resource as a factor of production and store of value into an overlapping generations model. We characterize dynamics and stability of steady state equilibria by introducing the concave resource growth function. The nature of equilibria in the presence of ‘well-behaved’ resource stock growth depends on the size of the intertemporal elasticity of substitution in consumption. If it is at least half, but not exactly one, steady states are saddle points. For intertemporal elasticity less than one half we use a parametric example with logistic growth to demonstrate the existence of stable equilibria (indeterminacy) and a subcritical bifurcation.

JEL-codes: C62 D90 Q20 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
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