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IQ, Social Mobility and Growth

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  • Hassler, J.
  • Rodriguez Mora, J.V.

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Intelligent agents may contribute to higher technological growth, if assigned appropriate positions in the economy. These positive effects on growth are unlikely to be internalized on a competitive labor market. The allocation of talent depends on the relative award the market assigns to intelligence versus other individual merits, which will also influence intergenerational social mobility. To illustrate this, we present an endogenous growth model where each agent can choose to be a worker or an entrepreneur.

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Paper provided by Stockholm - International Economic Studies in its series Papers with number 635.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:fth:stocin:635

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Keywords: SOCIAL MOBILITY ; ECONOMIC GROWTH;

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