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Congestible Public Goods and Indeterminacy in a Two-sector Endogenous Growth Model

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This paper develops a new mechanism for local indeterminacy in a constant-return, two-sector, human capital enhanced growth model, with productive public spending financed by the income taxation in the goods sector. The use of productive public goods services is subject to an external congestion effect in association with the quantity of aggregate physical as well as human capital used in the economy. We establish local indeterminate equilibrium paths driven by the congestion effect. The possibility of local indeterminacy emerges because under constant returns, the congestion effect reduces the marginal contribution of public goods services and increases the marginal contribution of physical as well as human capital, thereby making the social marginal products to deviate from those of the firm’s perspective.

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  • Been-Lon Chen & Shun-Fa Lee, 2005. "Congestible Public Goods and Indeterminacy in a Two-sector Endogenous Growth Model," IEAS Working Paper : academic research 05-A003, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.
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    1. Chen, Been-Lon & Lee, Shun-Fa, 2008. "Corrigendum to "Congestible public goods and local indeterminacy: A two-sector endogenous growth model": [Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control 31 (7) (2007) 2486-2518]," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 32(4), pages 1356-1356, April.

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    Keywords

    two-sector model; indeterminacy; congestion;

    JEL classification:

    • D90 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - General
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models

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