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Title: Demand-based structural change and balanced economic growth
Author: Raurich, Xavier
Alonso Carrera, Jaime
Keywords: Creixement econòmic
Desenvolupament econòmic
Aprenentatge organitzatiu
Mercat de treball
Economic growth
Economic development
Organizational learning
Labor market
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Facultat d'Economia i Empresa
Series/Report no: [WP E-Eco14/303]
Abstract: [eng] We analyze the equilibrium of a multi-sector exogenous growth model where the introduction of minimum consumption requirements drives structural change. We show that equilibrium dynamics simultaneously exhibt structural change and balanced growth of aggregate variables as is observed in US when the initial intensity of minimum consumption requirements is sufficiently small. This intensity is measured by the ratio between the aggregate value of the minimum consumption requirements and GDP and, therefore, it is inversely related with the level of economic development. Initially rich economies benefit from an initially low intensity of the minimum consumption requirements and, as a consequence, these economies end up exhibiting balanced growth of aggregate variables, while there is structural change. In contrast, initially poor economies suffer from an initially large intensity of the minimum consumption requirements, which makes the growth of the aggregate variables unbalanced during a very large period. These economies may never exhibit simultaneously balanced growth of aggregate variables and structural change.
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It is part of: UB Economics – Working Papers, 2014, E14/303
ISSN: 1136-8365
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