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Factor Intensity Reversal and Ergodic Chaos

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  • Goenka, Aditya

    () (Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business)

  • Poulsen, Odile

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This paper studies a two-sector endogenous growth model with labour augmenting externalities or Harrod-Neutral technical change. The technologies are general and the preferences are of the CES class. If con- sumers are su±ciently patient, ergodic chaos and geometric sensitivity to initial conditions can emerge if either (1) there is factor intensity reversal; or (2) if the consumption goods producing sector is always capital intensive. The upper bound on the discount rate is determined only by the transver- sality condition. If utility is linear, there can be chaos only if there is factor intensity reversal

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  • Goenka, Aditya & Poulsen, Odile, 2004. "Factor Intensity Reversal and Ergodic Chaos," Working Papers 04-13, University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Ergodic Chaos; Two-sector endogenous growth model; Factor intensity reversal; Labor-augmenting externalities;

    JEL classification:

    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • D90 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - General
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models

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