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Title:Population, Population Density, and Technological Change PDF Logo
Authors:Klasen, Stephan
Nestmann, Thorsten
Issue Date:2004
Series/Report no.:Discussion Papers / Universität Göttingen, Ibero-Amerika-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung 100
Abstract:In a model on population and endogenous technological change, Kremer combines a short-run Malthusian scenario where income determines the population that can be sustained, with the Boserupian insight that greater population spurs technological change and can therefore lift a country out of its Malthusian trap. We show that a more realistic version of the model, which combines population and population density, allows deeper insights into these processes. The incorporation of population density also allows a superior interpretation of the empirical regularities between the level of population, population density, population growth, and economic development, both at aggregated and disaggregated levels.
JEL:N3
J1
O3
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Discussion Papers, IAI, Universität Göttingen

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