Human Capital Formation, Public Debt and Economic Growth
21 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2006
Date Written: February 13, 2006
This paper presents an endogenous growth model with human capital, where human capital formation is the result of public education. The government finances expenditures in the schooling sector by the tax revenue and by public deficit. In addition, the government sets the primary surplus such that it is a positive linear function of public debt which guarantees that public debt is sustainable. The paper analyzes the structure of the growth model and derives implications of public debt. Further, a sensitivity analysis of the dynamics of the model is presented and it is demonstrated that for certain parameter values the model may produce multiple balanced growth paths and sustained cycles.
Keywords: Human Capital, Public Education, Sustainability, Endogenous Growth
JEL Classification: H52, H60
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