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Testing the Augmented Solow Models

  • Temple, J.

This paper examines the adequacy of the augmented Solow model for explaining international variation in the standard of living and growth rates. Robust estimation and measurement error diagnostics are used to assess the model in a variety of dimensions. The main findings are that the speed of conditional convergence is highly uncertain, that technology parameters obtained from the augmented Solow model cannot be trusted, and that the model does not work well when attention is restricted to either the OECD or developing countries. Not only that, the equation for steady state human capital is rejected by the data.

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Paper provided by Economics Group, Nuffield College, University of Oxford in its series Economics Papers with number 106.

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Length: 43 pages
Date of creation: 1995
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Handle: RePEc:nuf:econwp:106
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