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Towards a Unified Theory of Economic Growth: Oded Galor on the Transition from Malthusian Stagnation to Modern Economic Growth

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    An interview with Oded Galor on the development of unified growth theory.

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    Paper provided by Brown University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2008-4.

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    Date of creation: 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:bro:econwp:2008-4

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    Postal: Department of Economics, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912

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    Keywords: Unified Growth Theory; Population; Technology; Demographic Transition; Sustained Growth;

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    Cited by:
    1. Faustine Perrin, 2011. "Unified Growth Theory: An Insight," Historical Social Research (Section 'Cliometrics'), Association Française de Cliométrie (AFC), vol. 36(3), pages 362-372.

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