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Flexible Transitional Dynamics in a Non-Scale Fully Endogenous Growth Model

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  • Pedro Mazeda Gil

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    (University of Porto, Faculty of Economics, and cef.up)

  • André Almeida,

    ()

    (University of Porto, Faculty of Economics)

  • Sofia B.S.D. Castro,

    ()

    (University of Porto, Faculty of Economics, and CMUP)

This paper develops a non-scale growth model of physical capital accumulation and two types of lab-equipment R&D, where both the intensive and extensive margins of growth are fully endogenous. We study analytically the long-run equilibrium stability and transitional dynamics properties of the model, and establish meaningful sufficient conditions for saddle-path stability. We relate the different combinations of initial conditions of the dynamical system with the observation of monotonic versus non-monotonic transitional dynamics. Our model is able to predict monotonic, hump-shaped and inverted hump-shaped trajectories, therefore encompassing the evidence reported by the empirical literature for distinct subsets of countries.

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Paper provided by Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto in its series CEF.UP Working Papers with number 1503.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2015
Handle: RePEc:por:cetedp:1503
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