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Talent, Growth and Income Distribution

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  • Torvik, Ragnar

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A model with heterogeneous individuals and bequests between generations is constructed to analyze income distribution and educational choice. The introduction of an imperfection in the credit market is shown to influence the allocation of talent. Both ability and bequest are of relevance in deciding whether or not to invest in education. With learning by doing between generations, the allocation of talent affects not only the level of production but also the growth rate. Copyright 1993 by The editors of the Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

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Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 95 (1993)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Pages: 581-96

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Handle: RePEc:bla:scandj:v:95:y:1993:i:4:p:581-96

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  1. Iyigun, Murat F, 1999. "Public Education and Intergenerational Economic Mobility," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 40(3), pages 697-710, August.
  2. Chicchi, D., 1999. "Inequality in Income and Access to Education: A Cross-Country Analysis," Research Paper 158, World Institute for Development Economics Research.
  3. Lei Delsen & Mark Schonewille, 1999. "Human Capital and Labour Productivity, Integration of Institutions and Endogenous Growth," HEW 9908001, EconWPA.
  4. Jose L Wynne, 2001. "Financial Frictions in Business Cycles, Trade and Growth," Levine's Working Paper Archive 625018000000000127, David K. Levine.
  5. Osberg, L., 1995. "The Equity/Efficiency Trade-Off in Retrospect," Department of Economics at Dalhousie University working papers archive 95-04, Dalhousie, Department of Economics.
  6. Zweimueller, Josef & Brunner, Johann K., 1996. "Heterogeneous Consumers, Vertical Product Differentiation and the Rate of Innovation," Economics Series 32, Institute for Advanced Studies.
  7. Dalton, Patricio S; Ghosal, Sayantan; Mani, Anandi, 2010. "Poverty and Aspirations Failure," CAGE Online Working Paper Series 22, Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE).
  8. Murat F. Iyigun, 1995. "Economic development and intergenerational economic mobility," International Finance Discussion Papers 524, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  9. Daniele Checchi, 1999. "Inequality in Incomes and Access to Education. A Cross-Country Analysis (1960-90)," Working Papers 21, University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economics, revised May 1999.
  10. Futagami, Koichi & Shibata, Akihisa, 1998. "Keeping one step ahead of the Joneses: Status, the distribution of wealth, and long run growth," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 36(1), pages 109-126, July.
  11. Elena Del Rey & Marìa del Mar Racionero, 2001. "Optimal educational choice and redistribution when cultural background matters," CSEF Working Papers 59, Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), University of Naples, Italy.

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