Growth Regressions and Economic Theory

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. 2002-034/2

9 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2002

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Chris Elbers

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, School of Business and Economics; Tinbergen Institute - Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam (TIA)

Jan Willem Gunning

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, School of Business and Economics; Tinbergen Institute; Tinbergen Institute - Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam (TIA)

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

In this note we show that the standard, loglinear growth regression specification is consistent with one and only one model in the class of stochastic Ramsey models. This model is highly restrictive: it requires a Cobb-Douglas technology and a 100% depreciation rate and it implies that risk does not affect investment behavior.

Keywords: economic growth, growth regressions, growth under uncertainty

JEL Classification: O4, D91

Suggested Citation

Elbers, Chris and Gunning, Jan Willem, Growth Regressions and Economic Theory (2002). Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. 2002-034/2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=306963 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.306963

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Jan Willem Gunning

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