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Transitional dynamics in an R&D-based growth model with imitation: Comparing its predictions to the data

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  • Perez-Sebastian, Fidel

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Employing cross-country data, this paper evaluates the transitional dynamics predictions of a non-scale growth model of endogenous technology innovation and imitation. We show that, unlike the neoclassical growth framework, the transitional dynamics of the R&D-based growth model can account for growth "miracles". The additional convergence power provided by technology imitations allows the model to replicate rapid growth experiences for plausible real interest rates, and reasonable consumption and investment shares. Furthermore, our results can reconcile the big contribution of input factor accumulation to economic growth found by Young (1994, 1995a) with the importance of technology transfer.

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

Volume (Year): 45 (2000)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 437-461

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Handle: RePEc:eee:moneco:v:45:y:2000:i:2:p:437-461

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  1. Papageorgiou, Chris & Perez-Sebastian, Fidel, 2004. "Can Transition Dynamics Explain The International Output Data?," Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 8(04), pages 466-492, September.
  2. Eskander Alvi & Debasri Mukherjee & Ashraf Eid, 2007. "Do Patent Protection and Technology Transfer Facilitate R&D in Developed and Emerging Countries? A Semiparametric Study," Atlantic Economic Journal, International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 35(2), pages 217-231, June.
  3. Papageorgiou, Chris, 2003. "Imitation in a non-scale R&D growth model," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 80(3), pages 287-294, September.
  4. Chris Papageorgiou & Fidel Perez-Sebastian, . "Human Capital and Convergence in a Non-Scale R&D Growth Model," Departmental Working Papers 2002-10, Department of Economics, Louisiana State University.
  5. Fidel Pérez Sebastián, 2011. "Understanding R&D Policy: Efficiency or Politics?," Working Papers. Serie AD 2011-17, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
  6. Chris Papageorgiou & Fidel Pérez Sebastián, 2005. "Is The Speed Of Convergence A Good Proxy For The Transitional Growth Path?," Working Papers. Serie AD 2005-33, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
  7. Papageorgiou Chris & Pérez-Sebastián Fidel, 2005. "Matching Up the Data on Education with Economic Growth Models," The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, De Gruyter, vol. 5(1), pages 1-22, April.
  8. Borsi, Mihály Tamás & Metiu, Norbert, 2013. "The evolution of economic convergence in the European Union," Discussion Papers 28/2013, Deutsche Bundesbank, Research Centre.
  9. Fidel Pérez Sebastián, 2001. "Growth And Public Support To Innovation And Imitation," Working Papers. Serie AD 2001-31, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
  10. Finn Martensen, 2013. "Globalization, Unemployment, and Product Cycles: Short- and Long-Run Effects," Working Paper Series of the Department of Economics, University of Konstanz 2013-16, Department of Economics, University of Konstanz.
  11. Steger, Thomas M., 2002. "Transitional dynamics in R&D-based models of endogenous growth," Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Diskussionspapiere 04/2002, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Faculty of Law and Economics.

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