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Human-Capital Spillover, Population, and Economic Growth

Bharat Diwakar and Gilad Sorek ()
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No auwp2016-02, Auburn Economics Working Paper Series from Department of Economics, Auburn University

Abstract: We study two-sector R&D model with endogenous human capital accumulation. Allowing for fractional human capital spillover from parents to their o¤spring, which are subject to congestion in fertility rate, we establish non-monotonic relations between population growth and economic growth. These non-monotonic relations, which are polynomial in general, are determined by the base level of human capital spillover and the magnitude of the congestion e¤ect: a U shape relation can arise under low congestion factor, whereas a hump shape may present for high congestion factor.

Keywords: Innovation-Based Growth; Population Growth; Human-Capital Spillover (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O31 O40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2016-03
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