An Experimental AK Model of Growth
AbstractIn this paper we test the AK model of growth with laboratory experiments. In each period, agents produce and trade output in a market, and allocate it to consumption and investment. The economy should experience a constant and positive rate of growth. We analyze two treatments differing from technology. We find evidence of positive and constant growth, and the treatment with a better technology exhibits higher growth. Remarkably, production, consumption and the capital stock grow at the same rate in the treatment with lower technology. We find that this growth process is fuelled by large inequalities between subjects.
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endogenous growth; capital accumulation; heterogeneity; experiments;
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- C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
- C92 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Group Behavior
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