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Local and global indeterminacy in two-sector models of endogenous growth

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  • Brito, Paulo
  • Venditti, Alain

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We consider a two-sector endogenous growth model where the productions of the final good and human capital require economy-wide external effects. Assuming constant returns to scale at the private and social levels, we show that local and global indeterminacy of equilibrium paths are compatible with any values for the elasticity of intertemporal substitution in consumption and any sign for the capital intensity difference across the two sectors. We also show that for any value of the elasticity of intertemporal substitution in consumption, poverty traps may occur when the final good sector is capital intensive in human capital.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Mathematical Economics.

Volume (Year): 46 (2010)
Issue (Month): 5 (September)
Pages: 893-911

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Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:46:y:2010:i:5:p:893-911

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Keywords: Two-sector model Endogenous growth Economy-wide externalities Local and global indeterminacy Povert traps;

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  1. Antoci, Angelo & Galeotti, Marcello & Russu, Paolo, 2012. "Global analysis and indeterminacy in a two-sector growth model with human capital," MPRA Paper 39079, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Carboni, Oliviero A. & Russu, Paolo, 2013. "Linear production function, externalities and indeterminacy in a capital-resource growth model," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 49(5), pages 422-428.

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