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A panel Granger-causality test of endogenous vs. exogenous growth

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The paper proposes a new test of endogenous vs. exogenous growth theories based on the Granger-causality methodology and applies it to a panel of 20 OECD countries. The test yields divergent evidence with respect to physical and human capital. For physical capital, the test results favor Solow-type exogenous growth theory over AK-type endogenous growth models. On the other hand, the test results lend support to human capital oriented endogenous growth models – like the Uzawa-Lucas model – rather than to the human capital augmented Solow model.

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Paper provided by KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich in its series KOF Working papers with number 09-231.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2009
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Handle: RePEc:kof:wpskof:09-231

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Keywords: Exogenous growth; endogenous growth; panel Granger-causality tests;

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