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A General Equilibrium Skill Acquisitions Model Of Development For Lesotho

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  • Mamit Deme

    (Middle Tennessee State University)

  • David Franck

    () (Francis Marion University)

  • Nadeem Naqvi

    (Middle Tennessee State University)

Abstract

Dual economy, large unemployment, a fixed number of skilled workers, perfect capital mobility, migrant labor force working in South African gold mines, and a cycle of poverty characterize Lesotho. This paper develops a general equilibrium model for Lesotho specifying these absorbing economic characteristics. We are particularly interested in constructing a rising step skill acquisition function, which shows that small infusions of human-capital investment would not pull the economy out of its poverty trap, but a large infusion would.

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  • Mamit Deme & David Franck & Nadeem Naqvi, 2005. "A General Equilibrium Skill Acquisitions Model Of Development For Lesotho," Journal of Economic Development, Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics, vol. 30(1), pages 15-29, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:jed:journl:v:30:y:2005:i:1:p:15-29
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    Cited by:

    1. Björn Nilsson & Mohamed Ali Marouani, 2015. "The Labor Market Effects of Skillbiased Technilogical Change in Malasya," Working Papers 20150006, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, UMR Développement et Sociétés.
    2. Bobkova, Nina, 2010. "General equilibrium models on skill acquisition and economic development: some comments," MPRA Paper 26912, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Marouani, Mohamed A. & Nilsson, Björn, 2016. "The labor market effects of skill-biased technological change in Malaysia," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 57(C), pages 55-75.
    4. Bandopadhyay, Titas Kumar, 2006. "Skill acquisition and economic development — some comments," MPRA Paper 1759, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. repec:dau:papers:123456789/14733 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    Lesotho; Skill Acquisition; Human Capital; Economic Development; General Equilibrium;

    JEL classification:

    • D5 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium
    • F2 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • O2 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy

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