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Market Power, Human Capital and Growth

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  • Alberto BUCCI

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

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In this paper we study the economic determinants of the inter-sectoral distribution of skilled workers and the long-run consequences of imperfect competition on growth within an R&D-based growth model with human capital accumulation. We find that steady-state growth is driven only by incentives to accumulate human capital and is independent of scale effects. In the model imperfect competition has a positive growth effect, while influencing the allocation of human capital to the diferent economic activities. Contrary to general wisdom, high R&D investment is not always associated with high output growth.

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  • Alberto BUCCI, 2002. "Market Power, Human Capital and Growth," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 2002012, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
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    1. Alberto Bucci, 2005. "Human capital, product market power and economic growth," Chapters,in: Innovation, Unemployment and Policy in the Theories of Growth and Distribution, chapter 1 Edward Elgar Publishing.

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    Keywords

    Endogenous Growth; Human Capital; R&D;

    JEL classification:

    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models

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