Beyond Balanced Growth

57 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 1998 Last revised: 7 May 2000

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Piyabha P. Kongsamut

University of Rochester - Department of Economics

Sergio T. Rebelo

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Danyang Xie

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Economics

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Date Written: September 1997

Abstract

One of the most striking regularities of the growth process is the massive reallocation of labor from agriculture into industry and services. Balanced growth models are commonly used in macroeconomics because they are consistent with the well-known Kaldor facts about economic growth. These models are, however, inconsistent with the structural change dynamics that are a central feature of economic development. This paper discusses models with generalized balanced growth paths. These paths retain some of the key features of balanced growth but are consistent with the observed labor reallocations dynamics.

Suggested Citation

Kongsamut, Piyabha P. and Tavares Rebelo, Sergio and Xie, Danyang, Beyond Balanced Growth (September 1997). NBER Working Paper No. w6159. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=71365

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