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Land and population growth in the Solow growth model: Some empirical evidence

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The Solow model with land predicts that the effect of population growth on the growth rate of income per capita decreases with the share of agriculture. This paper shows that the empirical evidence is consistent with this theoretical prediction.

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  • Karras, Georgios, 2010. "Land and population growth in the Solow growth model: Some empirical evidence," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 109(2), pages 66-68, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:109:y:2010:i:2:p:66-68
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