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Can an evolutionary approach to development predict post-war economic growth?

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  • Louis Putterman

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Might differences in levels of development prior to the era of industrialisation explain some of the dramatic differences in rates of economic growth across developing countries in recent decades? This article explores the logic behind such a conjecture, and presents evidence that it is true, using population and agrarian densities as proxies for early development. Basic growth regressions are estimated for a sample of developing countries in 1960-90, and for provinces in one country, China, in 1978-92. The robustness of the results to the inclusion of other measures, including ethnic heterogeneity and 'social capability', is also shown.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Journal of Development Studies.

Volume (Year): 36 (2000)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 1-30

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Cited by:
  1. Ang, James B., 2013. "Institutions and the long-run impact of early development," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 105(C), pages 1-18.
  2. Bockstette, Valerie & Chanda, Areendam & Putterman, Louis, 2002. " States and Markets: The Advantage of an Early Start," Journal of Economic Growth, Springer, vol. 7(4), pages 347-69, December.
  3. Areendam Chanda & Louis Putterman, 2004. "Early Starts, Reversals and Catchup in The Process of Economic Development," Development and Comp Systems 0408016, EconWPA.

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