Homework4_3020_Spring_2010

Homework4_3020_Spring_2010 - (that is, capital per...

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Macroeconomics 3020 Spring 2010 Professor Levon Barseghyan Assignment 4 Numerical Problem 6, Ch. 6 from A-B-C. Analytical Problem 2, Ch. 6 from A-B-C. In addition: The amount of education the typical person receives varies substantially among the countries. Suppose you were to compare a country with a highly educated labor force and a country with a less educated labor force. Assume that education affects only the efficiency of the labor. Also assume that the countries are otherwise the same: they have the same saving rate, the same depreciation rate, the same population growth rate, and there is no other source of ‘technological’ progress. Both countries are at the steady state
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Unformatted text preview: (that is, capital per effective worker has converged to its “long run” value in both countries). What would you predict for the following variables? a. The growth rate of total income. b. The level of income per worker. In answering these questions make sure to distinguish two scenarios: 1. The level of education is different, but the growth rates are the same; 2. The growth rates are different. Would your answer under scenario 2 change if instead of education the countries would have different total factor productivity? That is in Y= A F(K,L) A would be higher or growing faster in one of these countries?...
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