Journal of Economics

, Volume 76, Issue 1, pp 1–32 | Cite as

Optimal Product Variety and Economic Growth: The Trade-off between Internal and External Economies of Scale

  • Henri L. F. de Groot
  • Richard Nahuis

Keywords: endogenous growth, monopolistic competition, returns to variety, returns to scale, social welfare. 
JEL classification: D43, D60, O41. 

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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henri L. F. de Groot
    • 1
  • Richard Nahuis
    • 2
  1. 1.Vrije Universiteit, Department of Spatial Economics, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (e-mail: hgroot@econ.vu.nl)NL
  2. 2.CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis and KUN Nijmegen p/a CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, P.O. Box 80510, 2508 GM, The Hague, The Netherlands (e-mail: r.nahuis@cpb.nl)NL

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