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Growth Economics And Development Economics: What Should Development Economists Learn (If Anything) From The New Growth Theory?

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  • Ruttan, Vernon W.

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Since their emergence as a distinct fields of inquiry in the early post World War II period there has been an uneasy relationship between growth economics and development economics. The emergence of a richer ‘new growth economics' has opened up the possibilities of a more fruitful dialogue between the two subdisciplines. In spite of recent advances, particularly with respect to the human capital, and understanding of differences in growth rates and income levels across countries remains elusive. Further advances will require that growth economists broaden their research agenda to embrace a number of concepts that have become conventional in development economics.

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Paper provided by University of Minnesota, Economic Development Center in its series Bulletins with number 12972.

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