External vs. Internal Learning-by-Doing in an R&D Based Growth Model
40 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2012
Date Written: March 1, 1998
In an economy where growth is determined by the interaction of R&D and learning-by-doing (LBD), changes of factors that stimulate either one of these activities affect growth differently than in an economy where growth is determined by either R&D or LBD alone. In particular, when firms anticipate that R&D for new types of goods threatens the future efficiency gains which they derive from LBD, a more efficient learning process or a larger workforce might reduce rather than increase the growth rate on a balanced growth path.
Keywords: Learning-by-doing, R&D, growth, scale effects
JEL Classification: D92, O31, O40
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