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Endogenous Growth, Capital Utilization and Depreciation

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  • J. AZNAR-MARQUEZ

    (UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES) and Universitat de Valencia (Spain))

  • J.R. RUIZ-TAMARIT

    (Universitat de Valencia (Spain))

Abstract

We study the one sector model of growth when a linear production technology is combined with adjustment costs and a technology for capital maintenance. Agents are allowed to under-use the installed capital and to vary the depreciation rate. This economy decides endogenously how much resources devotes to the accumulation of new capital and how much to maintenance and repair activities. We find as striking results that the long-run depreciation and capital utilization rates are positively related to the population growth rate, and that both depend negatively on the initial conditions. The long-run growth rate appears positively correlated with the depreciation rate.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES) in its series Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) with number 2001037.

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Date of creation: 01 Dec 2001
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Handle: RePEc:ctl:louvir:2001037

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Keywords: Maintenance; Depreciation; Capital Utilization; Endogenous Growth;

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  1. Eleni Angelopoulou & Sarantis Kalyvitis, 2011. "Estimating the Euler Equation for Aggregate Investment with Endogenous Capital Depreciation," DEOS Working Papers 1117, Athens University of Economics and Business.
  2. Ruiz-Tamarit, J.R. & Ventura-Marco, M., 2011. "Solution to nonlinear MHDS arising from optimal growth problems," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 61(2), pages 86-96, March.

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