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A Note on the Inclusion of Human Capital in the Lucas Model

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  • Bidisha Chakraborty

    (Vijaygarh Jotish Ray College, India and Economic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, India)

  • Manash Ranjan Gupta

    (Economic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, India)

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We include human capital in the utility function in an otherwise standard Lucas (1988) model of endogenous growth and show that there may be multiple steady-state equilibria. We also analyze the transitional dynamic properties of this model.

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Article provided by College of Business, and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan in its journal International Journal of Business and Economics.

Volume (Year): 5 (2006)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
Pages: 211-224

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Handle: RePEc:ijb:journl:v:5:y:2006:i:3:p:211-224

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Keywords: human capital; endogenous growth; multiple steady-state equilibria; saddle path;

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