The Impact on Growth and Distribution of Public Investments in Human Capital Accumulation and Economic Infrastructure
AbstractDevelopment policies have been a problem for economists for a long time. Latin American Structuralists emphasized the role of investments in economic infrastructure as a crucial policy to promote development, while the New Growth Literature has mainly emphasized the role of investments in human capital. This paper relies on a model in the Endogenous Growth tradition to show that these two alternative policies are not distributionally neutral. While investments in economic infrastructures concentrates income in the hands of capitalists, investments in human capital distribute income towards workers.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Datamétrica Consultoria Econômica in its series Working Papers with number 28.
Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 1996
Date of revision: 1996
Publication status: Published in XIV Encontro Latino-Americano da Sociedade de Econometria, 1996.
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