A Model Explaining the Relationship between Economic Growth and Social Capital
This paper presents a growth model that incorporates the social capital as a growth determinant. Social capital enters the model through its potential reduction in the risk perceived by agents, when making investments decisions. The key feature of the model is that firms pursue an inter-temporal optimisation, so that their current decisions affect their future productivity. Consequently, technological investiments become a rational decision, in which social capital becomes a relevant parameter affecting it. The model shows that the higher the social capital, the higher is the equilibrium growth rate.
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- DE LA CROIX, David & DOEPKE, Matthias, 2001.
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