Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/128329
Authors: 
Strulik, Holger
Werner, Katharina
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 5619
Abstract: 
We propose an innovation-driven growth model in which education is determined by family background and cognitive ability. We show that compulsory schooling can move a society from elite education to mass education, which then triggers market R&D. This means that our model rationalizes two different paths to modern growth: According to the Prussian way, compulsory education is implemented first and triggers the onset of market R&D. According to the British way, market R&D is initiated without mass education, which is triggered later by technical progress and economic development.
Subjects: 
long-run growth
elite education
compulsory education
longevity
R&D
JEL: 
I24
J24
O30
O40
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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