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The World our Grandchildren Will Inherit: The Rights Revolution and Beyond

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  • Daron Acemoglu

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Following on Keynes’s Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren, this paper develops conjectures about the world we will leave to our grandchildren. It starts by outlining the 10 most important trends that have defined our economic, social, and political lives over the last 100 years. It then provides a framework for interpreting these trends, emphasizing the role of the expansion of political and civil rights and institutional changes in this process. It then uses this framework for extrapolating these 10 trends into the next 100 years.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 17994.

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  1. Acemoglu on Past, Present, Future and Beyond
    by missiaia in NEP-HIS blog on 2012-05-14 16:07:55
  2. The lives of our grandchildren
    by Johan Fourie in Johan Fourie's Blog on 2012-10-26 12:56:04
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  1. Nicholas Oulton, 2012. "Hooray for GDP!," CentrePiece - The Magazine for Economic Performance 383, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
  2. d'Agostino, Giorgio & Scarlato, Margherita, 2012. "Inclusive Institutions, Innovation and Economic Growth: Estimates for European Countries," MPRA Paper 43098, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Erik Stam, 2013. "Knowledge and entrepreneurial employees: a country-level analysis," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 41(4), pages 887-898, December.

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