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Productivity revolutions and science driven growth

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  • Garner, Phillip

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This paper presents a simple model of growth over the very long run that distinguishes between scientific knowledge and technology. Making this distinction highlights the importance of the scientific revolution to the emergence of modern sustained economic growth.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 101 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Pages: 24-26

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:101:y:2008:i:1:p:24-26

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Keywords: Economic growth Science Technology Productivity;

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