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Economic growth in the Twentieth Century

Crafts, Nicholas (1999) Economic growth in the Twentieth Century. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 15 (4). pp. 18-34. ISSN 1460-2121

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Abstract

Estimates of growth rates of real output per head in various countries are presented and it is concluded that divergence has been more common than catch-up in the twentieth century. Trends in the Human Development Index are reported and these offer a more encouraging picture of the relative performance of poor countries. Key issues in growth economics are reviewed against the background of the long-run evidence; these include the plausibility of innovation-based theories of endogenous growth, the reasons for the commonplace failure of fast-growing countries to sustain their growth, and the impact of technological revolutions on productivity growth.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://oxrep.oxfordjournals.org/
Additional Information: © 1999 Oxford University Press and the Oxford Review of Economic Policy Limited
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Departments > Economic History
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2010 15:37
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/7340/

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