The Enduring Elixir of Economic Growth
â€œI think that the most important question that an economist can ask is, What is it that makes a country grow? More than anything else it is economic growth that affects human welfareâ€¦this is why it must remain a major research interest for economists.â€ In this interview Xavier Sala-i-Martinâ€”widely recognised as one of the worldâ€™s leading economists in the field of economic growthâ€”discusses with Brian Snowdon several important issues relating to economic growth and development. The interview, which follows a review of the historical context of recent research, addresses arguments about growth and history, theories and models, globalisation and convergence, political barriers and the â€˜natural resource curseâ€™, the impact of religion and culture, and questions of international inequality, foreign aid, human capital, geography, competitiveness, economic and political freedom, and happiness.
Volume (Year): 7 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
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