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Capital accumulation and non-renewable energy resources: a special functions case

  • PÉREZ-BARAHONA, Agustin

    (Université catholique de Louvain (UCL). Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE))

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    In this paper, we study the implications of assuming different technologies for physical capital accumulation and consumption. More precisely, we assume that physical capital accumulation is relatively more energy-intensive than consumption. We conclude that this hypothesis, together with the possibility of technical progress (in particular, energy-saving technical progress), has important implications on economic growth. This model entails some technical difficulties. However, we provide a full analytical characterization of both short and long-run dynamics using Gauss Hypergeometric functions.

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    Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers with number 2007009.

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    Date of creation: 01 Feb 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:cor:louvco:2007009
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