Regime-Switching Sunspot Equilibria in a One-Sector Growth Model with Aggregate Decreasing Returns and Small Externalities


This paper shows that regime-switching sunspot equilibria easily arise in a one-sector growth model with aggregate decreasing returns and arbitrarily small externalities. We construct a regime-switching sunspot equilibrium under the assumption that the utility function of consumption is linear. We also construct a stochastic optimal growth model whose optimal process turns out to be a regime-switching sunspot equilibrium of the original economy under the assumption that there is no capital externality. We illustrate our results with numerical examples.


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