Deviant Generations, Ricardian Equivalence, and Growth Cycles
Richard Barnett (),
Joydeep Bhattacharya () and
Staff General Research Papers Archive from Iowa State University, Department of Economics
TTwo equilibrium possibilities are known to obtain in a standard overlapping-generations model with dynastic preferences: either the altruistic bequest motive is operative for every generation (in which case, Ricardian equivalence obtains) or it is not, for any generation. Dynamic equilibria, where the bequest motive is occasionally operative, cannot emerge. This paper studies bequest-giving behavior and out-of-steady-state bequest and growth dynamics in a Ak model with intra- and inter-generational consumption externalities. These externalities, by their very presence, do not destroy Ricardian equivalence. They may, however, give rise to deviant generationsâ€”generations that do not leave a bequest having received an inheritance, and vice versaâ€”and that seals the fate for Ricardian equivalence. Consumption externalities may also generate interesting indeterminacies and endogenous growth cycles that did not exist otherwise.
Keywords: bequests; Ricardian equivalence; growth cycles; Consumption externality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E13 E32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Published in Economic Theory, January 2013, vol. 52 no. 1, pp. 367-396
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