An infinite-horizon two-sector economy model with a Cobb–Douglas production function is studied for different depreciation rates, the utility function being an integral functional with discounting and a logarithmic integrand. The application of the Pontryagin maximum principle leads to a boundary value problem with special conditions at infinity. The presence of singular modes in the optimal solution complicates the search for a solution to the boundary value problem of the maximum principle. To construct the solution to the boundary value problem, the singular modes are written in an analytical form; in addition, a special version of the sweep algorithm in continuous form is proposed. The optimality of the extremal solution is proved.
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