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The Steady-State Growth Theorem: A Comment on Uzawa (1961)

  • Charles I. Jones
  • Dean Scrimgeour

This brief note revisits the proof of the Steady-State Growth Theorem, first provided by Uzawa (1961). We provide a clear statement of the theorem and a new version of Uzawa's proof that makes the intuition underlying the result more apparent.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 10921.

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Date of creation: Nov 2004
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Publication status: published as Charles I. Jones & Dean Scrimgeour, 2008. "A New Proof of Uzawa's Steady-State Growth Theorem," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 90(1), pages 180-182, November.
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