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Reflections on Growth Theory

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  • Solow, Robert M.

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This note contains some general and idiosyncratic reflections on the current state of neoclassical growth theory. It expresses some surprise at the lack of attention both to multi-sector growth models and to multi-country models with trade and capital flows. It also suggests that there might be value in further analysis of some old topics like capital-labor substitution with an expanded definition of capital, and the interaction of growth and medium-run phenomena (or, to put it differently, the interaction of demand-side and supply-side variations).

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  • Philippe Aghion & Steven Durlauf (ed.), 2005. "Handbook of Economic Growth," Handbook of Economic Growth, Elsevier, edition 1, volume 1, number 1, 00.
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    1. Julen ESTEBAN-PRETEL & SAWADA Yasuyuki, 2009. "On the Role of Policy Interventions in Structural Change and Economic Development: The Case of Postwar Japan," Discussion papers 09001, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
    2. Debdulal Mallick, 2007. "The Role of Elasticity of Substitution in Economic Growth: A Cross-Country Test of the La Grandville Hypothesis," Economics Series 2007_04, Deakin University, Faculty of Business and Law, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance.
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    5. Khan, M. Ali & Zaslavski, Alexander J., 2007. "On a Uniform Turnpike of the Third Kind in the Robinson-Solow-Srinivasan Model," Economics Working Papers (Ensaios Economicos da EPGE) 641, FGV/EPGE Escola Brasileira de Economia e Finanças, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil).
    6. Debdulal Mallick, 2012. "Education Briefing: The role of capital-labour substitution in economic growth," Indian Growth and Development Review, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 5(1), pages 89-101, April.
    7. Erzo G. J. Luttmer, 2010. "Models of Growth and Firm Heterogeneity," Working Papers 2010-1, University of Minnesota, Department of Economics.
    8. Jorgenson, Dale W. & Goettle, Richard J. & Ho, Mun S. & Wilcoxen, Peter J., 2013. "Energy, the Environment and US Economic Growth," Handbook of Computable General Equilibrium Modeling, Elsevier.
    9. Debdulal Mallick, 2007. "Growth and Slowdown of Nations: What Role for the Elasticity of Substitution?," Economics Series 2007_02, Deakin University, Faculty of Business and Law, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance.

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