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16 August, 06:07

# Suppose that an economy has the per-worker production function given as:yt = 5K^0.5_t where y is output per worker and k is capital per worker.In addition, national savings is given as:S_t = 0.20Y_t, where S is national savings and Y is total output.Use the production and savings functions above and the depreciation and population growth rates below to answer the following questions. (Enter all responses a:s decimals rounded up to three places.)The depreciation rate (d) = 0.15 and population growth rate (n) = 0.101. What is the steady-state value of the capital-labor ratio, k?

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1. 16 August, 06:28
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What is the steady-state value of the capital-labor ratio, k?

k = 16

Explanation:

Suppose that an economy has the per-worker production function given as follows:

yt = 5kt^0.5

where y = output per worker

k = capital per worker

k = sy - (n+d) * k

0 = s (5k^0.5) - (0.10+0.15) * k

0 = 0.20 (5k^0.5) - 0.25k

0.25k = k^0.5

k^0.5 = 1/0.25

k^0.5 = 4

k^1/2 = 4

Taking square of both of the sides:

(k^1/2) ² = (4) ²

k = 16