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R&D, human capital and environmental externality in an endogenous growth model


  • Daisuke Ikazaki


This study constructs an endogenous growth model that incorporates the R&D sector, the education sector, and environmental problems. First, environmental impacts are considered. We show that, if government exercises appropriate policies and some parameter restrictions are satisfied, then the per-capita growth rate will become positive in the long run without environmental harm. Secondly, problems related to scale effects are considered. In typical growth models, an economy with a larger population grows faster. However, the scale effect has been rejected by Jones (1995). Our results suggest that the population level does not affect the economic growth rate.

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  • Daisuke Ikazaki, 2006. "R&D, human capital and environmental externality in an endogenous growth model," International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 6(1), pages 29-46.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijgenv:v:6:y:2006:i:1:p:29-46

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    1. Carlo Carraro & Enrica De Cian & Massimo Tavoni, 2009. "Human Capital Formation and Global Warming Mitigation: Evidence from an Integrated Assessment Model," CESifo Working Paper Series 2874, CESifo Group Munich.


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