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Long-Run Policy Analysis and Long-Run Growth

Sergio Rebelo
Journal of Political Economy
Vol. 99, No. 3 (Jun., 1991), pp. 500-521
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2937740
Page Count: 22
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Abstract

The wide cross-country disparity in rates of economic growth is the most puzzling feature of the development process. This paper describes a class of models in which this heterogeneity in growth experiences can be the result of cross-country differences in government policy. These differences can also create incentives for labor migration from slow-growing to fast-growing countries. In the models considered, growth is endogeneous despite the absence of increasing returns because there is a "core" of capital goods that can be produced without the direct or indirect contribution of factors that cannot be accumulated, such as land.

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