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Transitional dynamics in the Ramsey model with AK technology and logistic population change

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This paper shows that convergence can occur even for AK models if the population growth model is logistic. Moreover, the model is solved analytically, with the capital path expressed in closed-form in terms of Gauss hypergeometric functions.

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  • Guerrini, Luca, 2010. "Transitional dynamics in the Ramsey model with AK technology and logistic population change," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 109(1), pages 17-19, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:109:y:2010:i:1:p:17-19
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    1. Gómez, Manuel A., 2014. "Equilibrium dynamics in a class of one-sector endogenous growth models with external habits: An application of special functions," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 51(C), pages 50-54.
    2. Getachew, Yoseph Yilma, 2012. "Do Ak models really lack transitional dynamics?," MERIT Working Papers 011, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
    3. Getachew, Yoseph Yilma, 2016. "Credit constraints, growth and inequality dynamics," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 54(C), pages 364-376.
    4. repec:eee:apmaco:v:253:y:2015:i:c:p:262-273 is not listed on IDEAS
    5. Fabio Tramontana & Viktor Avrutin, 2014. "Complex endogenous dynamics in a one-sector growth model with differential savings," DEM Working Papers Series 078, University of Pavia, Department of Economics and Management.

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