Efficiency with endogenous population growth


Golosov, Mikhail ; Jones, Larry E. ; Tertilt, Michèle



DOI: https://doi.org/10.3386/w10231
URL: https://www.nber.org/papers/w10231
Additional URL: https://ssrn.com/abstract=492344
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2004
The title of a journal, publication series: NBER Working Paper
Volume: 10231
Place of publication: Cambridge, Mass.
Edition: Revised 2006
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Law and Economics > VWL, Makro- u. Entwicklungsökonomie (Tertilt 2010-)
Subject: 330 Economics
Abstract: In this paper, we generalize the notion of Pareto-efficiency to make it applicable to environments with endogenous populations. Two efficiency concepts are proposed, P-efficiency and A-efficiency. The two concepts differ in how they treat people who are not born. We show how these concepts relate to the notion of Pareto-efficiency when fertility is exogenous. We then prove versions of the first welfare theorem assuming that decision making is efficient within the dynasty. Finally, we give two sets of sufficient conditions for non-cooperative equilibria of family decision problems to be efficient. These include the Barro and Becker model as a special case.

Dieser Datensatz wurde nicht während einer Tätigkeit an der Universität Mannheim veröffentlicht, dies ist eine Externe Publikation.




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