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Les paradoxes de Lucas et Romer


  • Philippe Darreau
  • François Pigalle


The paradoxes of Lucas and Romer relate to the theoretical coherence of the international differences in productivity of the factors of production. To solve these paradoxes, the assumption of externality of the physical capital seems better than the assumption of externality of the human capital generally retained in the economic literature. Classification JEL : O15, O47, O50, O30, N10

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  • Philippe Darreau & François Pigalle, 2008. "Les paradoxes de Lucas et Romer," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 59(4), pages 843-851.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_594_0843

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    JEL classification:

    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
    • O50 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - General
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • N10 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations - - - General, International, or Comparative


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