Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/68116
Authors: 
Faria, João Ricardo
León-Ledesma, Miguel A.
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
Department of Economics Discussion Paper, University of Kent 02,10
Abstract: 
Work ethics affects labor supply. This idea is modeled assuming that work is habit forming. This paper introduces working habits in a neoclassical growth model and compares its outcomes with a model without habit formation. In addition, it analyzes the impact of different forms of technical progress. The findings are that i) labor supply in the habit formation case is higher than in the neoclassical case; ii) unlike in the neoclassical case, labor supply in the presence of habit formation will depend on the kind of technical progress experienced by the economy and iii) the kind of technical progress will hence affect the steady state levels of consumption, capital stock and output.
Subjects: 
labour supply
habit formation
work ethics
technological progress
JEL: 
D99
J22
O33
Z13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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