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Causal Influences on Productivity Performance 1820–1992: A Global Perspective

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This paper has three main purposes: a) it uses a comparative quantitative framework to demonstrate the pace of economic growth in different parts of the world economy since 1820, and to identify the major causes which have been operative; b) it analyses the different approaches which economists have developed to interpret proximate growth causality; and (c) it reviews the role of institutions and other deeper and less measurable influences on growth performance. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997

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  • Angus Maddison, 1997. "Causal Influences on Productivity Performance 1820–1992: A Global Perspective," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 8(4), pages 325-359, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jproda:v:8:y:1997:i:4:p:325-359
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1007763404305
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