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On Convergence in Endogenous Growth Models

Discussion Paper 110 | Published March 1, 1996

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Authors

Manuel S. Santos

Salvador Ortigueira

On Convergence in Endogenous Growth Models

Abstract

In this paper we analyze the rate of convergence to a balanced path in a class of endogenous growth models with physical and human capital. We show that such rate depends locally on the technological parameters of the model, but does not depend on those parameters related to preferences. This result stands in sharp contrast with that of the one-sector neoclassical growth model, where both preferences and technologies determine the speed of convergence to a steady-state growth path.