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Technical Change as Exogenous or Endogenous Factor in the Production Function Models. Empirical Evidence from Romania

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  • Zaman, Gheorghe

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    (Institute of National Economy, Corresponding Member of the Romanian Academy)

  • Goschin, Zizi

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    (Institute of National Economy)

Abstract

As technical change is nowadays largely accepted to be an engine of economic growth, researchers have tried to include it explicitly in the economic growth models, either as an exogenous or endogenous factor of influence. Using the framework of the aggregate Cobb-Douglas production function in its classical form, as well as in several refined variants, we estimated the elasticities of production factors for Romania over the 1990-2007 period, finding that technical progress has had a small contribution to the economic growth.

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Article provided by Institute for Economic Forecasting in its journal Romanian Journal for Economic Forecasting.

Volume (Year): (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (July)
Pages: 29-45

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Handle: RePEc:rjr:romjef:v::y:2010:i:2:p:29-45

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Keywords: technical change; R&D; exogenous and endogenous factors; growth models; Cobb-Douglas production function;

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  2. Zaman, Gheorghe & Georgescu, George, 2011. "Sovereign risk and debt sustainability: warning levels for Romania," MPRA Paper 32924, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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