Public Financing of Education and Research in a Model of Endogenous Growth
We propose a two factor endogenous growth model in which the government intervenes in the economy by financing research and/or education. We allow technology in public production to be different from technology in private production, so that public spending has a direct effect on the rental prices of factors. We characterize both the unique balanced growth path and the transitional dynamics of the model showing the steady state equilibrium to be a saddle point. We also show that while income taxation is distortive, in general, a Pareto optimal outcome can be reached by means of a consumption tax in the decentralized setting. Copyright Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and Blackwell Publishers Ltd 1997.
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Volume (Year): 11 (1997)
Issue (Month): 3 (November)
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