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Is Harrod-neutrality Needed for Balanced Growth? Uzawa's Theorem Revisited

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  • Li, Defu
  • Huang, Jiuli
  • Zhou, Ying

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Taking into account the adjustment costs of investment, this paper proves that it is not the neoclassical growth model itself but the specific form of capital accumulation function that requires technical change to exclusively be Harrod neutral in steady state. Uzawa’s(1961)steady-state growth theorem holds only when the marginal efficiency of capital accumulation is constant, which implies that the capital supply is infinitely elastic. Therefore, it is unnecessary to make strong assumptions about the shape of the production function and the direction of technical change for neoclassical growth model to exhibit steady-state growth.

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  • Li, Defu & Huang, Jiuli & Zhou, Ying, 2014. "Is Harrod-neutrality Needed for Balanced Growth? Uzawa's Theorem Revisited," MPRA Paper 55046, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Feb 2014.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:55046
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    Keywords

    Neoclassical Growth Model; Uzawa’s Steady-state Growth Theorem; Direction of Technical Change; Adjustment Cost;

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    • E13 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Neoclassical
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models

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