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Structural change and decisions on investment allocation

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  • Araujo, Ricardo Azevedo
  • Teixeira, Joanilio Rodolpho

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In this article the growth models of Feldman (1928) and Mahalanobis (1953) are extended to analyse the implications of the process of structural change on the decisions of investment allocation. By using the device of vertical integration, their constructions are shown to be a particular case of the Pasinetti’s (1981) model of structural change. Their analysis is then carried out in a multi-sector framework, where both productivity and demand change at a particular rate in each of the sectors. A particular rate of investment allocation for each sector is established subject to the full employment of the labour force. Following these lines, we are able to put some of the Halevi’s (1996) descriptive observations into a formal context and within this context to analyse and to extend his ideas about the role of demand on the decisions of investment allocation. Finally, an additional condition is added to the Pasinetti’s model in order to fully characterise the equilibrium path in the most general version of his framework, where capital goods are needed to produce capital goods.
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  • Araujo, Ricardo Azevedo & Teixeira, Joanilio Rodolpho, 2002. "Structural change and decisions on investment allocation," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier, vol. 13(2), pages 249-258, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:streco:v:13:y:2002:i:2:p:249-258
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    1. Ricardo Azevedo Araujo & Joanílio Rodolpho Teixeira, 2010. "A Multi-Sector Version of the Post-Keynesian Growth Model," Working papers - Textos para Discussao do Departamento de Economia da Universidade de Brasilia 330, Departamento de Economia da Universidade de Brasilia.
    2. Ricardo Azevedo Araujo & Gilberto Tadeu Lima, 2012. "Capital-Specific Technological Change and Human Capital Accumulation in a Model of Export-Led Growth," PSL Quarterly Review, Economia civile, vol. 65(262), pages 275-311.
    3. Gosselin, Pierre & Lotz, Aïleen & Wambst, Marc, 2016. "How To Spend It? Capital Accumulation in a Changing World," MPRA Paper 71665, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Silva, Ester G. & Teixeira, Aurora A.C., 2008. "Surveying structural change: Seminal contributions and a bibliometric account," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier, vol. 19(4), pages 273-300, December.
    5. Ricardo Azevedo Araujo & JoanÌlio Rodolpho Teixeira, 2003. "An Extension of the Structural Change Model to International Economic Relations," Metroeconomica, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 54(4), pages 458-473, November.
    6. repec:eut:journl:v:11:y:2006:i:3:p:41 is not listed on IDEAS
    7. Ricardo Azevedo Araujo & Gilberto Tadeu Lima, 2008. "Investment-Specific Technological Change, Investment Sectoral Allocation and Human Capital Accumulation in a Model of Export-Led Growth," Anais do XXXVI Encontro Nacional de Economia [Proceedings of the 36th Brazilian Economics Meeting] 200807211332520, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pósgraduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics].
    8. Araujo, Ricardo Azevedo & Lima, Gilberto Tadeu, 2011. "Embodied technological change, capital sectoral allocation and export-led growth," MPRA Paper 29810, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models

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