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Growth, Human Capital Spillovers and International Policy Coordination

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  • Blackburn, Keith
  • Ravn, Morten Overgaard

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This paper is concerned with public policy and economic development in a world of interdependent economies. Its objective is to show how the international coordination of economic policy is a means of promoting growth across countries. The analysis is based on a two-country endogenous growth model in which the production of human capital depends on country-specific tax-financed public expenditure and worldwide previously accumulated knowledge. The authors consider optimal policy as the outcome of a dynamic game between benevolent governments. They show that both growth (which itself has no normative significance) and welfare are, indeed, higher under cooperation than under noncooperation. Copyright 1993 by The editors of the Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

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  • Blackburn, Keith & Ravn, Morten Overgaard, 1993. " Growth, Human Capital Spillovers and International Policy Coordination," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 95(4), pages 495-515, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:scandj:v:95:y:1993:i:4:p:495-515
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    1. Blackburn, Keith & Hung, Victor T. Y. & Pozzolo, Alberto F., 2000. "Research, Development and Human Capital Accumulation," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 22(2), pages 189-206, April.
    2. Claude Diebolt & Tapas Mishra & Bazoumana Ouattara & Mamata Parhi, 2010. "Does democratic distance matter for cross-country growth interdependence?," Working Papers 10-12, Association Française de Cliométrie (AFC).
    3. Mishra, Tapas & Jumah, Adusei & Parhi, Mamata, 2008. "Age-structured Human Capital and Spatial Total Factor Productivity Dynamics," Economics Series 226, Institute for Advanced Studies.
    4. Claude Diebolt & Tapas Mishra & Bazoumana Ouattara & Mamata Parhi, 2013. "Democracy and Economic Growth in an Interdependent World," Review of International Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 21(4), pages 733-749, September.
    5. Peter Mooslechner & Martin Schuerz, 1999. "International Macroeconomic Policy Coordination: Any Lessons for EMU? A Selective Survey of the Literature," Empirica, Springer;Austrian Institute for Economic Research;Austrian Economic Association, vol. 26(3), pages 171-199, September.

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