Giordani, Paolo E. and Zamparelli, Luca (2007): The Importance of Industrial Policy in Quality-Ladder Growth Models.
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We extend the class of quality-ladder growth models (Grossman- Helpman (1991), Segerstrom (1998) and others), to encompass an economy with asymmetric fundamentals. In contrast to the standard framework, in our model industries may di¤er in terms of their innovative potential (quality jumps and arrival rates) and consumers�preferences. This extension allows us to bring industrial policy back into the realm of the growth policy debate. We �rst show that it is always possible to raise the long-run growth rate and the social welfare of the economy through a costless tax/subsidy scheme reallocating resources towards the relatively more promising industries. We then prove that, in certain economies, even a mere pro�t taxation policy increases economic growth and social welfare above the laissez-faire.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Importance of Industrial Policy in Quality-Ladder Growth Models|
|Keywords:||Innovation-Driven Growth, Asymmetric Fundamentals, Industrial Policy|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Innovation ; Research and Development ; Technological Change ; Intellectual Property Rights > O38 - Government Policy
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O41 - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Innovation ; Research and Development ; Technological Change ; Intellectual Property Rights > O32 - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
|Depositing User:||Luca Zamparelli|
|Date Deposited:||07. Dec 2007 00:24|
|Last Modified:||26. May 2015 17:06|