Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jedc.2004.03.004
Title: Income ranking and convergence with physical and human capital and income inequality
Authors: Zhang, J. 
Keywords: Convergence
Growth
Human capital
Income inequality
Savings
Issue Date: 2005
Source: Zhang, J. (2005). Income ranking and convergence with physical and human capital and income inequality. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 29 (3) : 547-566. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jedc.2004.03.004
Abstract: This paper presents an overlapping generations model with physical and human capital and income inequality. It shows that inequality impedes output growth by directly harming capital accumulation and indirectly raising the ratio of physical to human capital. The convergence speed of output growth equals the lower of the convergence speeds of the relative capital ratio and inequality, and varies with initial states. Among economies with the same balanced growth rate but different initial income levels, the ranking of income can switch in favor of those starting from low inequality and a low ratio of physical to human capital, particularly if the growth rate converges slowly.©2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/20018
ISSN: 01651889
DOI: 10.1016/j.jedc.2004.03.004
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