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Growth accounting and endogenous technical change

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  • Chu, Angus C.
  • Cozzi, Guido

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This study explores growth accounting under endogenous technological progress. It is well known that the Solow approach overstates (understates) the contribution of capital accumulation (technological progress) to economic growth and that the Mankiw-Romer-Weil approach addresses this issue. However, we find that the Mankiw-Romer-Weil approach is inconsistent (consistent) with the lab-equipment (knowledge-driven) specification for technological progress. We also examine the importance of capital accumulation on growth in China under the two approaches.

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  • Chu, Angus C. & Cozzi, Guido, 2016. "Growth accounting and endogenous technical change," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 146(C), pages 147-150.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:146:y:2016:i:c:p:147-150
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2016.07.027
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    3. Chu, Angus C. & Cozzi, Guido, 2016. "Growth accounting and endogenous technical change," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 146(C), pages 147-150.

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    Keywords

    Growth accounting; Endogenous technical change; Capital accumulation;

    JEL classification:

    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General

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