The New Empirics of Economic Growth

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Steven N. Durlauf

University of Chicago - Stone Center for Research on Wealth Inequality and Mobility; University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy

Danny Quah

National University of Singapore (NUS), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

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Date Written: February 1998

Abstract

We provide an overview of recent empirical research on patterns of cross-country growth. The new empirical regularities considered differ from earlier ones, e.g., the well-known Kaldor stylized facts. The new research no longer makes production function accounting a central part of the analysis. Instead, attention shifts more directly to questions like, Why do some countries grow faster than others? It is this changed focus that, in our view, has motivated going beyond the neoclassical growth model.

Suggested Citation

Durlauf, Steven N. and Quah, Danny, The New Empirics of Economic Growth (February 1998). NBER Working Paper No. w6422, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=226169

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