29 Pages Posted: 29 Dec 2004
Date Written: July 28, 2003
An important role of education - and the resultant accumulation of human capital - for a less-developed economy is to facilitate technology diffusion in order for it to catch up with developed economies. This paper presents a model linking education, the accumulation of physical capital and technological progress. In the model, investment in education and the accumulation of physical capital are complementary, and intertwine with the technology progress through related effects on technology diffusion and the expansion of the technology frontier. The allocation of effort to education, the optimal savings rate and the technology gap are endogenously determined in the steady-state balanced growth equilibrium.
Keywords: Education, human capital, technological progress
JEL Classification: O1, O3
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Koh, Winston T.H. and Leung, Hing Man, Education, Technological Progress and Economic Growth (July 28, 2003). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=637462 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.637462