External vs. Internal Learning-by-Doing in an R&D Based Growth Model

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Andreas Hornstein

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Dan Peled

University of Haifa - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Date Written: March 1, 1998

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Hornstein, Andreas and Peled, Dan, External vs. Internal Learning-by-Doing in an R&D Based Growth Model (March 1, 1998). FRB RIchmond Working Paper No. 98-1, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2123679 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2123679

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