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Optimal programs and their price characterization in a multisector growth model with uncertainty


Author: Nikolaos S. Papageorgiou
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 122 (1994), 227-240
MSC: Primary 90A16; Secondary 49K27, 49N15, 90A17, 93E20
MathSciNet review: 1195728
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Abstract: In this paper we examine a nonstationary multisector growth model with uncertainty in which future utilities are discounted. First we establish the existence of strongly optimal programs emanating from a given initial capital stock. Then we show that this optimal program $ \hat x$ is sustained by a system of prices $ \hat p$ so that the pair $ [\hat x,\hat p]$ is competitive and a strong transversality condition holds. We also show that competitiveness and transversality imply optimality.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1994-1195728-X
Keywords: Multisector growth model, feasible program, discount factor, free disposability, intertemporal utility, support prices, transversality condition
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