Endogenous Growth and Consumption Aggregation
In this paper general CES consumption preferences are introduced into an endogenous growth model `a la Bernard, Eaton, Jensen, and Kortum (2003) and Eaton and Kortum (2001). This is in contrast to the more generally used assumption of logarithmic preferences. The paper shows that the CES preference structure does not alter the expected profits from engaging in R&D and therefore the growth path. This is proof that the analytically more convenient logarithmic preferences do not sacrifice generality. It is argued that the driving force behind this result is the common assumption of undirected research.
|Date of creation:||May 2012|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Guildford, Surrey GU2 5XH|
Phone: (01483) 259380
Fax: (01483) 259548
Web page: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/economics/
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:sur:surrec:0712. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Ioannis Lazopoulos)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.