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More on the dynamics in the endogenous growth model with human capital

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This paper shows that multiple and globally indeterminate long-run growth rates can easily arise in the two-sector growth model introduced by Lucas (1988). This result is generated by the existence of diminishing returns to time at the private level in human capital accumulation and the existence of external effects from human capital stock in production. The paper asserts that two interior balanced growth paths arise under a sufficiently large elasticity of intertemporal substitution. One is locally determinate, whereas the other can be locally indeterminate. Furthermore, we show that these balanced growth paths can also be globally indeterminate. (Copyright: Fundación Empresa Pública)

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  • Jaime Alonso-Carrera, 2001. "More on the dynamics in the endogenous growth model with human capital," Investigaciones Economicas, Fundación SEPI, vol. 25(3), pages 561-583, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:iec:inveco:v:25:y:2001:i:3:p:561-583
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    1. Garcia-Belenguer, Fernando, 2007. "Stability, global dynamics and Markov equilibrium in models of endogenous economic growth," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 136(1), pages 392-416, September.
    2. Duernecker, Georg, 2007. "Growth Effects of Consumption Jealousy in a Two-Sector Model," Economics Series 201, Institute for Advanced Studies.
    3. Frederic Tournemaine & Christopher Tsoukis, 2015. "Public Expenditures, Growth, and Distribution in a Mixed Regime of Education with a Status Motive," Journal of Public Economic Theory, Association for Public Economic Theory, vol. 17(5), pages 673-701, October.
    4. García-Belenguer, Fernando, 2006. "Stability, Global Dynamics and Markov Equilibrium in Models of Economic Growth," Working Papers in Economic Theory 2006/05, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), Department of Economic Analysis (Economic Theory and Economic History).

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    endogenous growth; human capital; externalities; multiple equilibria; indeterminacy;

    JEL classification:

    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • E3 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models

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