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Malthus and Solow - a note on closed-form solutions

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  • Andreas Irmen

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Recently, Jones (2002} and Barro and Sala-í-Martin (2004) pointed out that the neoclassical growth model with a Cobb-Douglas technology has a closed-form solution. This note makes a similar remark for the Malthusian model: I develop and characterize a closed-form solution. Moreover, I emphasize structural similarities between the Malthusian and the neoclassical model if the dynamic behavior is governed by a Bernoulli differential equation.

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  • Andreas Irmen, 2004. "Malthus and Solow - a note on closed-form solutions," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 10(6), pages 1-6.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-04j10002
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    1. Robert M. Solow, 1956. "A Contribution to the Theory of Economic Growth," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 70(1), pages 65-94.
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    3. Li, Defu & Huang, Jiuli, 2014. "Uzawa(1961)’s Steady-State Theorem in Malthusian Model," MPRA Paper 55329, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development

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