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Structural Change and Generalized Balanced Growth

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  • Juergen Meckl

    (University of Konstanz)

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This paper addresses the criticism that balanced growth models are inconsistent with the dynamics of structural change typical for the process of economic growth. Using a sectoral disaggregated version of a research--driven growth model, we develop the concept of a generalized balanced growth path (GBGP). The GBGP preserves decisive properties of the balanced growth path analyzed in aggregated growth models. Along a GBGP, aggregate variables grow at constant rates (balanced growth) while disaggregated variables grow at non--constant rates. The aggregated model's implications for the behavior of aggregates are robust with respect to structural dynamics.

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Paper provided by Econometric Society in its series Econometric Society World Congress 2000 Contributed Papers with number 0233.

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  2. Stijepic, Denis & Wagner, Helmut, 2008. "Impacts of Intermediate Trade on Structural Change," MPRA Paper 40841, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 23 Aug 2012.
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