Growth Regression and Economic Theory
AbstractIn this note we show that the standard, loglinear growth regression specificationis consistent with one and only one model in the class of stochastic Ramsey models. Thismodel is highly restrictive: it requires a Cobb-Douglas technology and a 100% depreciationrate and it implies that risk does not affect investment behavior.
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economic growth; growth regressions; growth under uncertainty;
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- O4 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
- D91 - Microeconomics - - Intertemporal Choice - - - Intertemporal Household Choice; Life Cycle Models and Saving
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