Economic Performance Through Time: A General Equilibrium Model
AbstractThis paper presents a simple general equilibrium model of economic performance through time. The model incorporates 4 main determinants of economic performance: technology, capital investment, the division of labor and institutions. It demonstrates that growth is not automatic even with technological progress. In order to maintain economic growth, it is important to continuously implement new technologies through capital investment. It also shows that institutional improvement promotes the social division of labour, which is an independent source of economic growth.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Monash University, Department of Economics in its series Monash Economics Working Papers with number 01/08.
Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: 01 Feb 2008
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- Wenli Cheng & Xiaonan Zhao, 2008. "Economic Performance Through Time: A General Equilibrium Model," Division of Labor & Transaction Costs (DLTC), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 3(01), pages 7-16.
- D92 - Microeconomics - - Intertemporal Choice - - - Intertemporal Firm Choice, Investment, Capacity, and Financing
- O10 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
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