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Sectoral Specialisation and Growth Rate Differences Among Integrated Economies

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  • André Lorentz

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This paper addresses the question of sectoral specialisation mechanisms and effects on growth rate differences providing an alternative approach to endogenous growth processes. The framework we choose draws on the Kaldorian cumulative causation approach to growth and the evolutionary modelling of technical change and industrial dynamics.The framework developed in the paper is used to consider the following issues: First, the paper addresses the question of sectoral specialisation as an emergent property of the dynamics generated by the model, focusing on the mechanisms leading to and sustaining specialisation patterns. These mechanisms are linked to technology but also demand. Second, the paper investigates the relationship between specialisation patterns and growth rate differences among economies. Specialisation can lead to increases in growth rate differences among economies. We then try to sort out the mechanisms inducing this pattern.

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Paper provided by Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy in its series LEM Papers Series with number 2004/06.

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Keywords: Sectoral Specialisation; Economic Growth; Endogenous Technical Change;

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  8. Patrick Llerena & André Lorentz, 2004. "Cumulative Causation and Evolutionary Micro-Founded Technical Change : A Growth Model with Integrated Economies," Working Papers of BETA 2004-08, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg.
  9. Patrick Llerena & André Lorentz, 2003. "Alternative Theories on Economic Growth and the Co-evolution of Macro-Dynamics and Technological Change: A survey," LEM Papers Series, Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy 2003/27, Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy.
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  1. Patrick Llerena & André Lorentz, 2004. "Cumulative Causation and Evolutionary Micro-Founded Technical Change. On the Determinants of Growth rate Differences," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 55(6), pages 1191-1214.

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