Idea Flows and Economic Growth

Posted: 7 Sep 2018

See all articles by Francisco J. Buera

Francisco J. Buera

Washington University in St. Louis; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Robert E. Lucas

University of Chicago - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: August 2018

Abstract

We review new theories of learning that posit specific, distinct roles for the learner or innovator and their intellectual environment. We consider applications to the dynamics of individual earnings over the life cycle, the diffusion of knowledge within an organization and firm dynamics, and the role of trade in the diffusion of ideas.

Suggested Citation

Buera, Francisco J. and Lucas, Robert E., Idea Flows and Economic Growth (August 2018). Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 10, pp. 315-345, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3245097 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-economics-063016-104414

Francisco J. Buera (Contact Author)

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Robert E. Lucas

University of Chicago - Department of Economics ( email )

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