Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/19037
Authors: 
Asheim, Geir B.
Buchholz, Wolfgang
Hartwick, John M.
Mitra, Tapan
Withagen, Cees A.
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 1573
Abstract: 
In the Dasgupta-Heal-Solow-Stiglitz model of capital accumulation and resource depletion we show the following equivalence: If an efficient path has constant (gross and net of population growth) savings rates, then population growth must be quasi-arithmetic and the path is a maximin or a classical utilitarian optimum. Conversely, if a path is optimal according to maximin or classical utilitarianism (with constant elasticity of marginal utility) under quasiarithmetic population growth, then the (gross and net of population growth) savings rates converge asymptotically to constants.
Subjects: 
constant savings rate
quasi-arithmetic population growth
JEL: 
Q10
Q32
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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