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Lecture Notes on Economic Growth(I): Introduction to the Literature and Neoclassical Models

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  • Xavier Sala-i-Martin

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This is a survey of the literature on Economic Growth. In the introduction we analyze the main differences between exogenous and endogenous growth models using fixed savings rate analysis. We argue that in order to have endogenous growth there must be constant returns to the factors that can be accumulated. A graphical tool is then developed to show that changes in the savings rate have different effects on long run growth in the two kinds of models; we show that only endogenous growth models are affected by shifts in the savings rate. We then explore two versions of the Raasey-Cass-Koopmans neoclassical model where savings are determined optimally; one with exogenous productivity growth and one without.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 3563.

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  2. van Bergeijk, Peter A. G. & van Hagen, Gilbert H. A. & de Mooij, Ruud A. & van Sinderen, Jarig, 1997. "Endogenizing technological progress: The MESEMET Model," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 14(3), pages 341-367, July.
  3. Klundert, Th. van de & Meijdam, A.C., 1993. "Endogenous growth and income distribution," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-381400, Tilburg University.
  4. van de Klundert, T. & Smulders, S., 1992. "Strategies for Growth in a Macroeconomic Setting," Papers 9204, Tilburg - Center for Economic Research.
  5. Hartler, Christina, 1991. "Agricultural Pricing and Growth," Working Paper Series 307, Research Institute of Industrial Economics.
  6. Stolpe, Michael, 1992. "Ansätze der neuen Wachstumstheorie: ein Literaturüberblick," Kiel Working Papers 508, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
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  9. Buch, Claudia M., 1994. "Insolvency costs and incomplete information in commercial banks: Implications for financial reform in Eastern Europe," Kiel Working Papers 616, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  10. Cooray, Arusha & Paradiso, Antonio & Truglia, Francesco Giovanni, 2013. "Do countries belonging to the same region suggest the same growth enhancing variables? Evidence from selected South Asian countries," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 33(C), pages 772-779.
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  12. Lucio Sarno & Mark Taylor, 1998. "Exchange controls, international capital flows and saving-investment correlations in the UK: An empirical investigation," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer, vol. 134(1), pages 69-98, March.
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