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An inverted-U relationship between product market competition and Growth in an extended romerian model : A comment

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  • Bianco, Dominique

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This paper shows that the results of Bucci (2005) depend critically on the assumption that there are no difference between the intermediate goods share in final output, the returns of specialization and the degree of market power of monopolistic competitors. In this paper, we disentangle the market power parameter from the intermediate goods share in final output and the returns to specialization. The main result of this paper is the death of the inverted-U shape relationship between competition and growth. Indeed, we find a decreasing relationship between competition and growth which is due to the composition of two negative effects on growth : resource allocation and Schumpeterian effects.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 4492.

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Keywords: Endogenous growth; Horizontal differentiation; Technological change; Imperfect competition;

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  1. Dominique Bianco, 2009. "Growth And Competition In A Model Of Human Capital Accumulation And Research," Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, Spiru Haret University, Faculty of Financial Management and Accounting Craiova, vol. 4(3(9)_Fall).
  2. Bianco, Dominique, 2007. "R&D, Competition and Growth with Human Capital Accumulation : A Comment," MPRA Paper 5243, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Wang, Vey & Lai, Chung-Hui, 2011. "Franchise fee, competition and economic growth," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 28(5), pages 2090-2099, September.
  4. Scopelliti, Alessandro Diego, 2009. "Competition and Economic Growth: a Critical Survey of the Theoretical Literature," MPRA Paper 20079, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Dominique BIANCO, 2009. "Competiton And Growth In An Endogenous Growth Model With Expanding Product Variety Without Scale Effects Revisited," Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, Spiru Haret University, Faculty of Financial Management and Accounting Craiova, vol. 4(4(10)_Win), pages 502-508.

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