Econometrica: Apr 1965, Volume 33, Issue 2

An Optimal Policy for Economic Growth

https://doi.org/0012-9682(196504)33:2<321:AOPFEG>2.0.CO;2-Y
p. 321-348

Lionel G. Stoleru

This study deals with the problem of optimal investment allocation between capital goods and consumer goods industries in an underdeveloped country. Optimalization with respect to two criteria (full employment balanced growth and production of consumer goods) is achieved by using a new mathematical method: Pontryagin's Maximum Principle, and leads to the definition of an optimal investment policy. Numerical implications are described for the case of Algeria.

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