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The Impact of Population Ageing on Technological Progress and TFP Growth, with Application to United States: 1950-2050

Izmirlioglu, Yusuf (2008): The Impact of Population Ageing on Technological Progress and TFP Growth, with Application to United States: 1950-2050.

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Abstract

I examine the effect of age-distribution of the society on economic growth through technological progress. I build a multisector economy model that involves population pyramid. I characterize the steady-state of the model for low and high population growth rate. Higher population growth rate yields faster TFP and output growth in the long-run. I analyze dynamic behavior of the economy. I calibrate the model for United States, 1950-2000 and using the estimated parameters I make predictions about the impact of population ageing on economic growth.

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