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Human Capital Formation and Patterns of Growth with Multiple Equilibria

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This paper studies the relation between patterns of long-term economic growth and indeterminacy of equilibrium in an endogenous growth model with human capital formation. By introducing sector-specific externalities and a non-separable utility function into the Lucas model, we show that multiple balanced growth equilibria and indeterminacy of converging paths may emerge even in the absence of social increasing returns. Our results indicate that the standard endogenous growth model with small modifications would be useful to consider the reason why we often observe diverse growth performances among the countries with similar economic environments.

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  • Mino, Kazuo, 2003. "Human Capital Formation and Patterns of Growth with Multiple Equilibria," MPRA Paper 58137, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Angelo Antoci & Marcello Galeotti & Paolo Russu, 2014. "Global analysis and indeterminacy in a two-sector growth model with human capital," International Journal of Economic Theory, The International Society for Economic Theory, vol. 10(4), pages 313-338, December.
    2. Danyang Xie, 2002. "Explicit Transitional Dynamics in Growth Models," GE, Growth, Math methods 0207003, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Mino, Kazuo, 2002. "Indeterminacy in Two-Sector Models of Endogenous Growth with Leisure," MPRA Paper 16994, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    humsn capital; long-run growth; multiple equilibria;

    JEL classification:

    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models

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