Growth-Inequality Trade-Offs in a Model with Public Sector R&D
In this paper, the authors present an infinite-horizon economy where the stock of technological knowledge enhances the productivity of all households. Technological knowledge depends upon public sector investments in R&D. These investments are financed by income taxes. Households in the authors' economy are differentiated by their initial capital endowments. The authors find that public policy affects the growth rate of per capita income but has no impact on income inequality. They endogenize the public-sector investments in R&D through majority voting. Under the endogenous policy, there is no trade-off between long-run growth and income inequality.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): 27 (1994)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: |
Web page: http://economics.ca/cje/
More information through EDIRC
|Order Information:|| Web: http://economics.ca/en/membership.php Email: |
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:27:y:1994:i:2:p:484-93. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Prof. Werner Antweiler)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.