Living Standards and Growth
AbstractWhy did the West grow so rapidly over the last 500 years, while much of therest of the world stagnated? And why several countries, especially in East Asia, grown so fast over the last half-century? If we can understand these growth experiences, and identify the forces which made them possible, we will be a lot closer to understanding what it is that poor countries today must do is they are to escape poverty. More modestly, we will be better able to judge Ireland's growth performance since World War II, and think about the reasons why it underperformed for so long, before succeeding so spectacularly in the 1990s.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by College Dublin, Department of Political Economy- in its series Papers with number 00/14.
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ECONOMIC GROWTH ; SOCIAL WELFARE ; POVERTY;
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