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Globalisation and Economic Growth: A Historical Perspective

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  • Nicholas Crafts

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This paper reviews the historical evidence on the relationship between globalisation and economic growth. Divergence in the growth of income and industrialisation in the twentieth century is documented but it is also noted that international income inequality appears to have decreased since about 1870 and that long-run trends in the Human Development Index are much less pessimistic about the experience of developing countries. It is argued that trade liberalisation has been good for growth on average but that successful capital liberalisation requires high institutional quality and that the developmental state may have an important role to play in the early stages of development. The recent claim by Robert Lucas that the 21st century will see a massive reduction in income inequality across countries in a globalised world economy is sceptically discussed in the context of empirical evidence that bad institutions are often persistent and that geography is still a major factor in explaining international income differences. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2004.

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Volume (Year): 27 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 (01)
Pages: 45-58

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Cited by:
  1. Edwards, T. Huw, 2009. "Globalisation as a 'good times' phenomenon: a search-based explanation," Economics Discussion Papers 2009-55, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  2. Dumont M., 2006. "The Social Consequences of Economic Globalization," Working Papers 2006025, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics.
  3. Vesna Stavrevska, 2011. "The efficiency wages perspective to wage rigidity in the open economy: a survey," International Journal of Manpower, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 32(3), pages 273-299, July.
  4. Michel Dumont & Nikolina Stojanovska & Ludo Cuyvers, 2011. "World inequality, globalisation, technology and labour market institutions," International Journal of Manpower, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 32(3), pages 257-272, July.

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