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A solution to the Lucas-Uzawa model with increasing returns to scale: Note

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Chilarescu [2008, An analytical solutions for a model of endogenous growth, Economic Modelling.] claims that he determines a solution path to the Lucas-Uzawa model with increasing returns to scale. However, the path is not a closed-form since it depends on the initial consumption and the initial time for goods production, that are unknown. Moreover, the production function is nonconcave and then the first order conditions and the transversality conditions are not sufficient for the optimality. This note converts the model to a problem in which the Hamiltonian is available and derives a fully-closed form solution.

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  • Hiraguchi, Ryoji, 2009. "A solution to the Lucas-Uzawa model with increasing returns to scale: Note," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 26(5), pages 831-834, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:26:y:2009:i:5:p:831-834
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    1. La Torre, Davide & Marsiglio, Simone, 2010. "Endogenous technological progress in a multi-sector growth model," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 27(5), pages 1017-1028, September.
    2. Hiraguchi, Ryoji, 2009. "A note on the closed-form solution to the Lucas-Uzawa model with externality," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 33(10), pages 1757-1760, October.
    3. Chilarescu, Constantin, 2011. "On the existence and uniqueness of solution to the Lucas–Uzawa model," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 28(1), pages 109-117.
    4. Guerrini, Luca, 2010. "A closed-form solution to the Ramsey model with logistic population growth," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 27(5), pages 1178-1182, September.
    5. Chilarescu, Constantin, 2011. "On the existence and uniqueness of solution to the Lucas-Uzawa model," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 28(1-2), pages 109-117, January.

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