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Title:Structural Change and the Kaldor Facts of Economic Growth PDF Logo
Authors:Foellmi, Reto
Zweim├╝ller, Josef
Issue Date:2002
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 472
Abstract:We present a model in which two of the most important features of the long-run growth process are reconciled: the massive changes in the structure of production and employment; and the Kaldor facts of economic growth. We assume that households expand their consumption along a hierarchy of needs and firms introduce continuously new products. In equilibrium industries with an expanding and those with a declining employment share coexist, and each such industry goes (or has already gone) through a cycle of take-off, maturity, and stagnation. Nonetheless macroeconomic aggregates grow pari passu at a constant rate.
Subjects:Kaldor facts
balanced growth
structural change
innovation
hierarchic preferences
demand externalities
multiple equilibria
JEL:L16
O31
O11
O40
D91
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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