Generalized time-invariant overtaking

Geir B. Asheim, Claude d'Aspremont and Kuntal Banerjee

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Journal of Mathematical Economics, Vol. 46, 2010, 519-533


We present a new version of the overtaking criterion, which we call generalized time-invariant overtaking. The generalized time-invariant overtaking criterion (on the space of infinite utility streams) is defined by extending proliferating sequences of complete and transitive binary relations defined on finite dimensional spaces. The paper presents a general approach that can be specialized to at least two, extensively researched examples, the utilitarian and the leximin orderings on a finite dimensional Euclidean space.

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