Contacts, Market Institutions, and Development
AbstractWe propose an endogenous growth model that incorporates the importance of business contacts and informal contacts. In our model, sold output increases with the stock of business contacts. The modelling of contact creation is based on matching theory. The cost of creating contacts decreases with more Community level Social Capital and Market Institutions, which we understand as networks of informal contacts. Technological growth is driven by the replacement of contacts within the economy. Political interference and centralization can provide disincentives to break old contacts and hence affect innovation. Simulations suggests that our model is in line with empirical observations.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology in its series School of Economics and Finance Discussion Papers and Working Papers Series with number 205a.
Length: 46 pages
Date of creation: 26 Mar 2005
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Endogenous Growth; Relational Capital; Development;
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