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Population Growth and Local Home Environment Externality in an Endogenous Growth Model with Two Engines of Growth

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  • Shirou Kuwahara

    () (Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba)

  • Katsunori Yamada

    () (Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)

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This paper presents an endogenous growth model with population growth and an inter-generational spillover of human capital: we consider the ``local home environment externality conceptualized by Galor and Tsiddon (1997a). The model will generate a negative relationship between the population growth rate and the per capita GDP growth rate, which is also present in the data. Furthermore, multiple equilibrium paths will result. As far as we know, this is the first paper that derives a multiplicity of steady growth paths in a model with two sources of growth and the Jones technology. The paper also casts a paradox that the GDP growth rate may be higher in the society without the externality than the one in the economy with externality.

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  • Shirou Kuwahara & Katsunori Yamada, 2007. "Population Growth and Local Home Environment Externality in an Endogenous Growth Model with Two Engines of Growth," Discussion Papers in Economics and Business 07-22, Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP).
  • Handle: RePEc:osk:wpaper:0722
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    Keywords

    population growth; multiple equilibria; R&D; Jones technology; the local home environment externality;

    JEL classification:

    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models

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