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Endogenous Growth in Multisector Ramsey Models

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In this paper, the author gives sufficient conditions for the existence of endogenously growing optimal paths in a general multisector Ramsey model of optimal capital accumulation. The key assumption involves the existence of a positive vector of capital stocks, which admits strictly positive consumption and expansibility in inverse proportion to the utility discount factor. If the technology set contains the ray through such a point, in addition to standard convexity and inferiority assumptions, then optimal paths grow without bound from any strictly positive initial stocks. The result unifies a number of existing models in the growth theory literature. Copyright 1996 by Economics Department of the University of Pennsylvania and the Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association.

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  • Dolmas, Jim, 1996. "Endogenous Growth in Multisector Ramsey Models," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 37(2), pages 403-421, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:ier:iecrev:v:37:y:1996:i:2:p:403-21
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    1. Jensen, Martin Kaae, 2012. "Global stability and the “turnpike” in optimal unbounded growth models," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 147(2), pages 802-832.
    2. Long, N.V. & Wong, K.Y., 1996. "Endogenous Growth and International Trade: A Survey," Discussion Papers in Economics at the University of Washington 96-07, Department of Economics at the University of Washington.
    3. Badibanga, Thaddee Mutumba, 2008. "Analyzing Growth and Welfare Effects of Public Policies in Models of Endogenous Growth with Human Capital: Evidence from South Africa," 2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida 6431, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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    7. Santanu Roy, 2010. "On sustained economic growth with wealth effects," International Journal of Economic Theory, The International Society for Economic Theory, vol. 6(1), pages 29-45.
    8. Harutaka Takahashi, 2008. "Optimal balanced growth in a general multi-sector endogenous growth model with constant returns," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 37(1), pages 31-49, October.
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    10. Kaganovich, Michael, 1998. "Sustained endogenous growth with decreasing returns and heterogeneous capital," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 22(10), pages 1575-1603, August.

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