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Time preference and capital mobility in an OLG model with land

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This paper examines the pattern of capital mobility in a two-country overlapping generations world in which production uses three inputs: capital, labor and land. The steady-state welfare consequences of opening countries to financial capital or labor mobility are then compared. In particular, it is shown that capital mobility does not equalize standards of living across countries. To achieve this goal, one has to rely on labor mobility.

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Received: 8 January 1996 / Accepted: 6 June 1996

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Crettez, B., Michel, P. & Vidal, JP. Time preference and capital mobility in an OLG model with land. J Popul Econ 11, 149–158 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1007/s001480050061

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  • JEL classification: D91
  • F21
  • F22
  • O41
  • Q15
  • Key words: Overlapping generations models
  • migrations
  • capital mobility
  • land