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Demand-based structural change and balanced economic growth

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We analyze the equilibrium of a multi-sector exogenous growth model where the introduction of minimum consumption requirements drives structural change. We show that equilibrium dynamics simultaneously exhibt structural change and balanced growth of aggregate variables as is observed in US when the initial intensity of minimum consumption requirements is sufficiently small. This intensity is measured by the ratio between the aggregate value of the minimum consumption requirements and GDP and, therefore, it is inversely related with the level of economic development. Initially rich economies benefit from an initially low intensity of the minimum consumption requirements and, as aconsequence, these economies end up exhibiting balanced growth of aggregate variables, while there is structural change. In contrast, initially poor economie ssuffer from an initially large intensity of the minimum consumption requirements, which makes the growth of the aggregate variables unbalanced during a very large perid.These economies may never exhibit simultaneously balanced growth of aggregate variables and structural change

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Paper provided by Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat d'Economia i Empresa, UB Economics in its series UB Economics Working Papers with number 2014/303.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 2014
Handle: RePEc:ewp:wpaper:303web
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