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Economic Integration and Growth under Intergenerational Financing of Human Capital Formation

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  • Michel, P.
  • Vidal., J.-P.

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This paper examines the patterns of economic integration and endogenous growth in a two-country overlapping generations world in which the formation of human capital is driven by intergenerational paternalistic altruism. It explores the influence of cross-border external effects in human capital on growth. Interestingly, world integration can enhance (reduce) long-run growth in both countries if cross-border external effects in human capital are strong enough (too weak).

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  • Michel, P. & Vidal., J.-P., 1998. "Economic Integration and Growth under Intergenerational Financing of Human Capital Formation," Cambridge Working Papers in Economics 9809, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
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    1. Marion Davin & Karine Gente & Carine Nourry, 2012. "Social optimum in an OLG model with paternalistic altruism," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 32(4), pages 3417-3424.
    2. Philippe Monfort & David de la Croix, 2000. "Education funding and regional convergence," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 13(3), pages 403-424.
    3. Davin, Marion & Gente, Karine & Nourry, Carine, 2015. "Should a country invest more in human or physical capital?," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 76(C), pages 44-52.

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    JEL classification:

    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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