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A note on the transitional behavior of the saving rate in the neo-classical growth model (the Cobb-Douglas case)


  • Hashmi, Aamir Rafique


In this short note I clarify two features of Figure 2.3 in Barro and Sala-i-Martin (2004). The figure, as it appeared in the first and second editions of the book, is confusing if not wrong. I hope this note will serve as a corrigendum to the figure.

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  • Hashmi, Aamir Rafique, 2009. "A note on the transitional behavior of the saving rate in the neo-classical growth model (the Cobb-Douglas case)," MPRA Paper 14128, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:14128

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    Transition dynamics; Saving rate; Neo-classical growth model;

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    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models

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