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R&D, human capital and environmental externality in an endogenous growth model

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  • Daisuke Ikazaki
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    This study constructs an endogenous growth model that incorporates the R&D sector, the education sector, and environmental problems. First, environmental impacts are considered. We show that, if government exercises appropriate policies and some parameter restrictions are satisfied, then the per-capita growth rate will become positive in the long run without environmental harm. Secondly, problems related to scale effects are considered. In typical growth models, an economy with a larger population grows faster. However, the scale effect has been rejected by Jones (1995). Our results suggest that the population level does not affect the economic growth rate.

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    Article provided by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd in its journal Int. J. of Global Environmental Issues.

    Volume (Year): 6 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 29-46

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    Handle: RePEc:ids:ijgenv:v:6:y:2006:i:1:p:29-46

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    Keywords: sustainable growth; environmental Kuznets curve; EKC; R&D; research and development; human capital; scale effect; economic growth; endogenous growth; education sector; environmental problems; environmental impact; government policy; environmental policy; population level; growth rate; sustainable development; sustainability.;

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    1. Carlo Carraro & Enrica De Cian & Massimo Tavoni, 2009. "Human Capital Formation and Global Warming Mitigation: Evidence from an Integrated Assessment Model," CESifo Working Paper Series 2874, CESifo Group Munich.

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