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Semi-Endogenous Versus Schumpeterian Growth Models: Testing The Knowledge Production Function Using International Data

  • Jakob B. Madsen
  • EPRU
  • FRU

Using various indicators of innovative activity and product variety in the OECD countries over the past century, this paper tests whether first- and second-generation models of economic growth are consistent with the data over time and across countries. The estimation results give evidence in favour of Schumpeterian models while the semi-endogenous growth theories are not consistent with the data.

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Paper provided by Monash University, Department of Economics in its series Monash Economics Working Papers with number 26-07.

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Length: 45 pages
Date of creation: 2007
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Handle: RePEc:mos:moswps:2007-26
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