Economic Growth and Risk in R&D
15 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2019
Date Written: July 1995
A growth model, in which economic growth is driven by R&D activities, is constructed to analyse issues related to the riskiness of R&D. It is shown that when R&D are risky strongly-risk-averse behaviour may suffocate the potential growth of a closed economy if risk-sharing arrangements are missing. In this model economy, risk-taking behaviour and the risk-sharing arrangements are identified as important factors that are responsible for different experiences of growth.
Keywords: Economic growth, R&D, Riskiness
JEL Classification: O4, O3
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