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On the transition dynamics in endogenous recombinant growth models

  • Privileggi, Fabio


This paper constitutes a first attempt at studying the transition dynamics of the Tsur and Zemel (2007) continuous time endogenous growth framework in which knowledge evolves according to the Weitzman (1998) recombinant process. For a specific choice of the probability function characterizing the Weitzman recombinant process, we find a suitable transformation for the state and control variables in the dynamical system diverging to asymptotic constant growth, so that an equivalent 'detrended' system converging to a steady state in the long run can be tackled. Since the dynamical system obtained so far turns out to be analytically intractable, we rely on numerical simulation in order to fully describe the transition dynamics for a set of values of the parameters.

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Paper provided by Institute of Public Policy and Public Choice - POLIS in its series POLIS Working Papers with number 120.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2008
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Handle: RePEc:uca:ucapdv:120
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