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The Dynamics of the Jones R&D Growth Model

  • Lutz G. Arnold

    (University of Regensburg)

The dynamics of most prominent endogenous growth models are well understood. One notable exception is the Jones (1995) R&D growth model. This paper provides an analytical treatment of this model's transitional dynamics. It is shown that, given constant returns to labor in R&D (as conventionally assumed in R&D growth models), a unique trajectory converging to the balanced growth path exists. The equilibrium growth path can be monotonic or oscillatory. Moreover, applying a theorem from Arnold (2005), this result can be used to characterize the dynamic behavior of the multi-country open-economy version of the model. (Copyright: Elsevier)

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Article provided by Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics in its journal Review of Economic Dynamics.

Volume (Year): 9 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 143-152

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Handle: RePEc:red:issued:v:9:y:2006:i:1:p:143-152
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