Khelifi, Atef (2010): Explicit Solution to Optimal Growth Models. Published in: International Journal of Economics and Finance , Vol. 2, No. 5 (November 2010): pp. 116-121.
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This paper shows that the standard optimal growth model can be solved explicitly by using a utility function describing preferences for consumption and savings. Such a maximising criterion including the flow of savings can actually be strongly motivated by two arguments. First, the basic assumption of a representative agent who wishes to consume and save a part of his income each time, can be interpreted as an implicit assumption of some degree of preference for thriftiness. Second, this function formalizes also the concept of Max Weber’s spirit of capitalism (with a direct preference for wealth), which makes the model similar to the one of Heng-Fu Zou (1994) except that his specification includes the capital stock. The resulting model offers an interesting application of the Pontryagin’s Maximum Principle, as well as elegant closed form solutions.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Explicit Solution to Optimal Growth Models|
|Keywords:||Ramsey-Cass-Koopmans model; Explicit saddle path; Saving rate; optimal growth model|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O41 - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
D - Microeconomics > D9 - Intertemporal Choice and Growth
D - Microeconomics > D9 - Intertemporal Choice and Growth > D91 - Intertemporal Consumer Choice; Life Cycle Models and Saving
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O40 - General
|Depositing User:||Atef KHELIFI|
|Date Deposited:||25. Oct 2010 00:38|
|Last Modified:||25. Feb 2013 09:15|
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