Equilibria where altruistic generations are linked via positive be- quests are indeterminate and subject to sunspot variables when each indi- vidual's utility in non-separable in her own age contingent consumption and suciently biased towards old age. This result does not require strong income eects and it applies if individuals select their own savings and bequests by taking the decisions of their osprings and successors as given. In this case, the equivalence with the Dynastic Equilibria of a Ramsey-type model envisaged in Barro (1974) fails. To help interpreting my results I compare the olg cum altruism model with a canonical non-altruistic olg economy with two goods and age dependent per period utility functions.

Equilibrium Indeterminacy with parental Altruism / Reichlin, Pietro. - In: REVIEW OF ECONOMIC DYNAMICS. - ISSN 1094-2025. - 31:January(2019), pp. 24-35. [10.1016/j.red.2018.12.002]

Equilibrium Indeterminacy with parental Altruism

Pietro Reichlin
2019

Abstract

Equilibria where altruistic generations are linked via positive be- quests are indeterminate and subject to sunspot variables when each indi- vidual's utility in non-separable in her own age contingent consumption and suciently biased towards old age. This result does not require strong income eects and it applies if individuals select their own savings and bequests by taking the decisions of their osprings and successors as given. In this case, the equivalence with the Dynastic Equilibria of a Ramsey-type model envisaged in Barro (1974) fails. To help interpreting my results I compare the olg cum altruism model with a canonical non-altruistic olg economy with two goods and age dependent per period utility functions.
Parental Altruism, Bequests, Equilibrium indeterminacy
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