Journal Of The Econometric Society

An International Society for the Advancement of Economic
Theory in its Relation to Statistics and Mathematics

Edited by: Guido W. Imbens • Print ISSN: 0012-9682 • Online ISSN: 1468-0262

Econometrica: Mar, 1970, Volume 38, Issue 2

Optimal Growth with Irreversible Investment in a Ramsey Model<331:OGWIII>2.0.CO;2-R
p. 331-344

Kenneth J. Arrow, Mordecai Kurz

The Ramsey model of optimal capital accumulation is reconsidered under the additional restriction that gross investment must be nonnegative. An effective characterization of the optimal solution in open-loop form is obtained. It is shown, however, that in general no restriction can be placed on the number of intervals in which the non negativity constraint is binding.

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