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Transitional Dynamics in an Endogenous Growth Model with Heterogeneous Consumption Goods

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  • Jaime Alonso-Carrera
  • Jordi Caballé
  • Xavier Raurich

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We analyze the transitional dynamics of an endogenous growth model with heterogeneous consumption goods. In this model, convergence is driven by two different forces: the diminishing returns to capital and the growth of the relative price between physical and human capital. Because this second force arises only when heterogenous consumption goods are introduced, the transitional dynamics in this model exhibits two interesting differences with respect to the transitional dynamics in the standard two-sector growth model with a unique consumption good. First, the initial growth effect of a shock in one of the capital stocks may be the opposite to the one obtained in a model with a unique consumption good. Second, the consumption growth rate exhibits a non-monotonic behavior along the transition when the two forces have opposite growth effects.

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  • Jaime Alonso-Carrera & Jordi Caballé & Xavier Raurich, 2009. "Transitional Dynamics in an Endogenous Growth Model with Heterogeneous Consumption Goods," DEGIT Conference Papers c014_018, DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade.
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    Keywords

    endogenous growth; consumption growth; transitional dynamics;

    JEL classification:

    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence

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