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A Note on the Imbalance Effect in the Uzawa-Lucas Model

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  • Petr Duczynski

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The Uzawa-Lucas model is believed to yield a positive dependence of the output growth on the ratio of human capital to physical capital (an empirically plausible imbalance effect). We show that the imbalance effect become less plausible for a low physical capital share and a low elasticity of intertemporal substitution. In particular, the model is inconsistent with empirical observations for a relatively broad range of realistic parameter specifications.

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  • Petr Duczynski, 2007. "A Note on the Imbalance Effect in the Uzawa-Lucas Model," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 4(38), pages 1-12.
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    1. Bella, Giovanni & Mattana, Paolo, 2014. "Global indeterminacy of the equilibrium in the Chamley model of endogenous growth in the vicinity of a Bogdanov–Takens bifurcation," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 71(C), pages 69-79.

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    • D9 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics
    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity

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