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On Endogenous Growth with Physical Capital, Human Capital and Product Variety

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  • Michael Funke

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  • Holger Strulik

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We set up an endogenous growth model with physical capital, human capital and blueprints for intermediate goods. The model can generate steady-state growth or stagnation. Along the adjustment path for a developing economy we can distinguish different stages of development. The first stage is characterized by physical factor accumulation. At the second stage the economy follows a growth path which is mainly characterized by the accumulation of skills. Growth of the fully developed economy is identified by an increasing variety of goods originating from costly R&D efforts. Transition to a higher stage of development is explained endogenously. Thus, the model provides a high degree of generality by encompassing the standard neoclassical growth model and modern endogenous growth theory.

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Paper provided by Hamburg University, Department of Economics in its series Quantitative Macroeconomics Working Papers with number 20004.

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