The endogeneity of the natural rate of growth

Leon-Ledesma, Miguel A. and Thirlwall, Anthony P. (2002) The endogeneity of the natural rate of growth. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 26 (4). pp. 441-459. ISSN 0309-166X. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to estimate the sensitivity of the natural rate of growth to the actual rate of growth for 15 OECD countries over the period 1961–95, on the hypothesis that the natural rate of growth is not exogenously given. To do this, we estimate the natural rate of growth and, then, how it changes when the actual growth rate is different from the natural rate. As a side test of the endogeneity hypothesis, we also test for the direction of causality between national output and factor inputs for the same set of countries. Our results support the idea that the natural rate of growth is not independent of the actual rate of growth and bring to the fore the importance of focusing on demand as well as supply for an understanding of long-run growthrate differences between countries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Natural rate of growth • Actual rate of growth • Endogeneity • Causality • Inputs • Output
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Miguel Leon-Ledesma
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2008 18:42
Last Modified: 28 May 2014 14:28
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/6152 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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