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Generically distributed investments on flexible projects and endogenous growth

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  • Mauro Bambi

    (University of York, Department of Economics and Related Studies, York, UK)

  • Cristina Di Girolami

    (Università di Pescara, Dipartimento di Economia Aziendale, Pescara, Italy; Département de Mathèmatiques, Avenue Olivier Messiaen 72085 Le Mans Cedex 9, France)

  • Salvatore Federico

    (Dipartimento di Scienze per l'Economia e l'Impresa, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Italy)

  • Fausto Gozzi

    (Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche ed Aziendali, Università LUISS - Guido Carli, Rome, Italy)

Abstract

In this paper we study an endogenous growth model where investments are (generically) distributed over multi-period flexible projects leading to new capital once completed. Recently developed techniques in dynamic programming are adapted and used to unveil the global dynamics of this model. Based on this analytical ground, several numerical exercises are performed to show the quantitative relevance of the analytical findings with an emphasis on the relation between project features and economic growth and speed of convergence toward the balanced growth path.

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  • Mauro Bambi & Cristina Di Girolami & Salvatore Federico & Fausto Gozzi, 2015. "Generically distributed investments on flexible projects and endogenous growth," Working Papers - Mathematical Economics 2015-04, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze per l'Economia e l'Impresa.
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    Keywords

    Endogenous growth; investment projects; distributed delays; optimal control; dynamic programming; infinite dimensional problems.;
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    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General

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