Theodore R. Breton

George Mason University - Department of Economics

4400 University Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

United States

Universidad EAFIT - School of Economics and Finance - Center for Research in Economic & Finance (CIEF)

Carrera 49 No. 7 South - 50

Medellin

Colombia

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Scholarly Papers (28)

1.

A Human Capital Theory of Growth: New Evidence for an Old Idea

Center for Research in Economics and Finance (CIEF), Working Paper No. 14-13
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2014
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Human Capital, Schooling, Capital Investment, Economic Growth, Solow Model

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The Role of Education in Economic Growth: Theory, History, and Current Returns

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 04 Dec 2012
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 573 (90,103)
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Education, National Returns, External Effects, History

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Human Capital and Growth in Japan: Converging to the Steady State in a 1% World

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 02 May 2012 Last Revised: 23 Feb 2014
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Japan; Human Capital; Schooling; Productivity; Economic Growth; Convergence

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Were Mankiw, Romer, and Weil Right? A Reconcilation of the Micro and Macro Effects of Schooling on Income

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 16 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2014
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Human Capital, Education, Schooling, Economic Growth, Cobb-Douglas Model, National Income, External Effects

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The Quality vs. the Quantity of Schooling: What Drives Economic Growth?

Center for Research in Economics and Finance (CIEF), Working Papers, No. 11-22
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 18 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 27 Dec 2014
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Cognitive Skills, Human Capital, Education, Schooling, Economic Growth

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Schooling Attainment, Schooling Expenditures, and Test Scores: What Causes Economic Growth?

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 16 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2019
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Schooling Attainment, Schooling Expenditures, Test Scores, Economic Growth

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Evidence that Class Size Matters in 4th Grade Mathematics: An Analysis of TIMSS 2007 Data for Colombia

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 02 May 2012 Last Revised: 27 Dec 2014
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Latin America, Colombia, cognitive skills, TIMSS, class size, test scores

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Penn World Table 7.0: Are the Data Seriously Flawed?

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 25 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2019
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 112 (452,365)
Citation 1

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Price Indices, Economic Data, Data Measurement, Economic Growth

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Schools Before Tools? The Role of Human Capital in a Market Economy

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 17 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 23 Feb 2014
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Human Capital, Physical Capital, Schooling, Education, National Income, Economic Growth

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Education and Growth: Where All the Education Went

Center for Research in Economics and Finance (CIEF), Working Papers, No. 16-02
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 Mar 2016
Theodore R. Breton and Andrew Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Universidad EAFIT
Downloads 101 (487,043)
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Education, Economic Growth, Multi-country, Human Capital, Production Function

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Family, Schools, or Culture: What Explains Differences in U.S. Student Achievement Across Ethnic Groups on PISA 2012?

Center for Research in Economics and Finance (CIEF), Working Papers, No. 17-24
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 14 Feb 2018
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Cognitive skills; ethnic groups; family characteristics; schools; culture

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World Total Factor Productivity Growth and the Steady-State Rate in the 20th Century

Center for Research in Economics and Finance (CIEF), Working Paper No. 13-33
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 17 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 27 Dec 2014
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Economic Growth, Solow Model, Steady State, TFP Growth, Convergence

13.

Schooling and National Income: How Large are the Externalities? Revised Estimates

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 01 Sep 2010
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 95 (507,138)
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Human Capital, Education, Schooling, Economic Growth, External Benefits

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Schooling and Economic Growth: What Have We Learned?

Center for Research in Economics and Finance (CIEF), Working Papers, No. 14-08
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Apr 2014
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 91 (521,122)
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Schooling, Human Capital, Test Scores, Economic Growth

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The Effect of Temperature on the Spread of the Coronavirus in the U.S. Through March 2020

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 06 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2020
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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coronavirus, temperature, community spread, U.S.

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Higher Test Scores or More Schooling? Another Look at the Causes of Economic Growth

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 14 Feb 2014
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Education Expenditures; Human Capital; Test Scores; Economic Growth

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Changes in the Effect of Capital and TFP on Output in Penn World Tables 7 and 8: Improvement or Error?

Center for Research in Economics and Finance (CIEF), Working Papers, No. 15-03
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 28 Jan 2015
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Penn World Table, Investment rates, Economic growth

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An Estimate of Unidentified and Total U.S. Coronavirus Cases by State on April 11, 2020

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 01 May 2020
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 71 (603,025)
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coronavirus, U.S. states, rate of infection, asymptomatic share, community spread

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Does Investment in Schooling Raise National Income? Evidence from Cross-Country Studies

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 12 Jun 2011
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Human Capital, Schooling, Education, Physical Capital, National Income, Economic Growth

Evidence that Capital Formation Is Over-Estimated in ICP 2011

Center for Research in Economics and Finance (CIEF), Working Papers, No. 15-16
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 25 Jul 2015
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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ICP 2011, ICP 2005, construction prices, PPP, construction data, capital data

Evidence that Capital Formation is Over-Estimated in ICP 2011

Center for Research in Economics and Finance (CIEF), Working Papers, No. 15-16
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 02 Aug 2015
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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ICP 2011, ICP 2005, construction prices, PPP, construction data, capital data

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Schooling and National Income: How Large are the Externalities?

Center for Research in Economics and Finance (CIEF), Working Papers, No. 07-10
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 18 Sep 2014
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Human Capital, Education, Economic Growth, External Benefits

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The External Effect of Urban Schooling Attainment on Workers’ Incomes in Ecuador

Center for Research in Economics and Finance (CIEF), Working Papers, No. 14-19
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 14 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2015
Theodore R. Breton and Juan Jaramillo
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Universidad EAFIT
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Ecuador; Schooling; External Effects; Regional Economics; Human Capital

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The Role of National Culture in Student Acquisition of Cognitive Skills

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 28 Dec 2019
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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cognitive skills, test scores, family characteristics, schools, culture

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Low Test Scores in Latin America: Poor Schools, Poor Families, or Something Else?

Center for Research in Economics and Finance (CIEF), Working Papers, No. 16-20 2016
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 23 Aug 2016
Theodore R. Breton and Gustavo J. Canavire-Bacarreza
George Mason University - Department of Economics and World Bank
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Latin America, test scores, PISA, books, school quality

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ICP 2005 Construction Prices: Are They Underestimated in Developing Countries?

Center for Research in Economics and Finance (CIEF), Working Papers, No. 12-17
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 14 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2014
Theodore R. Breton and John Garcia
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Universidad EAFIT - School of Economics and Finance - Center for Research in Economic & Finance (CIEF)
Downloads 40 (783,195)

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ICP 2005; Price Indices; Penn World Table; Construction Prices; Colombia

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An Estimate of Unidentified and Total U.S. COVID-19 Cases by State on May 1, 2020

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 08 Jun 2020
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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U.S., lower-48 states, rate of infection, community spread, COVID-19, New York City

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Why Do Schooling and Experience Affect Workers’ Productivity on the Job So Differently Across Countries?

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 07 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2021
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Mincer earnings function, Productivity, Schooling, Experience on the job, Latin America, Institutions and culture

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Putting Schooling to Work: A Cross-Country Comparison

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 02 May 2023
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Mincer earnings function, Worker productivity, Schooling, Institutions, Culture

Other Papers (2)

Total Downloads: 75
1.

Human Capital and Growth in Japan Since 1970: Converging to the Steady State

Center for Research in Economics and Finance (CIEF), Working Papers, No. 12-2
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 06 Mar 2014
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Japan; Human Capital; Schooling; Productivity; Economic Growth; Convergence

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Development Accounting: Conceptually Flawed and Inconsistent with Empirical Evidence

Center for Research in Economics and Finance (CIEF), Working Papers, No. 14-18
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 18 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2019
Theodore R. Breton
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Development Accounting, Human Capital, External Effects