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Estimating the Dynamics of R&D-based Growth Models

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  • Yuri, YATSENKO
  • Raouf, BOUCEKKINE

    (UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES))

  • Natali, HRITONENKO

Abstract

Several R&D-based models of endogenous economic growth are investigated under the Solow-like assumption of fixed allocation of resources across activities. We identify model parameters that lead to explosive dynamics and analyse various economic techniques to avoid it. The techniques include adding stricter constraints on model trajectories and limiting factors in technology equation. In particular, we demonstrate that our vintage version of the well-known R&D-based model of economic growth (Jones, 1955) exhibits the same balanced dynamics as the original model

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  • Yuri, YATSENKO & Raouf, BOUCEKKINE & Natali, HRITONENKO, 2008. "Estimating the Dynamics of R&D-based Growth Models," Discussion Papers (ECON - Département des Sciences Economiques) 2008034, Université catholique de Louvain, Département des Sciences Economiques.
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    2. Raouf Boucekkine & Natali Hritonenko & Yuri Yatsenko, "undated". "Optimal Firm Behavior under Environmental Constraints," Working Papers 2008_11, Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow.
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    Keywords

    Vintage capital models; Endogenous technological change; R&D investment; Explosive dynamics; Nonlinear Volterra integral equations;
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    • E20 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • C60 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - General

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