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Network effects in a human capital based economic growth model

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  • Teresa Vaz Martins
  • Tanya Araujo
  • Maria Augusta Santos
  • Miguel St Aubyn

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We revisit a recently introduced agent model[ACS {\bf 11}, 99 (2008)], where economic growth is a consequence of education (human capital formation) and innovation, and investigate the influence of the agents' social network, both on an agent's decision to pursue education and on the output of new ideas. Regular and random networks are considered. The results are compared with the predictions of a mean field (representative agent) model.

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Date of creation: Sep 2008
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