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Catching Up, Social Capability, Government Size and Economic Growth: Comment

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  • Lommerund, K.E.

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In this interesting paper, Hansson and Henrekson pursue a twofold aim. First, it summarizes empirical research on the 'catching up' effect in economic growth, second, it presents the authors' own work in the field. Their own research on the topic, in turn, draws on three separaet studies. I will use most of the alloted space to comment upon these studies one by one.

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  • Lommerund, K.E., 1997. "Catching Up, Social Capability, Government Size and Economic Growth: Comment," Norway; Department of Economics, University of Bergen 169, Department of Economics, University of Bergen.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:bereco:169
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    Keywords

    ECONOMIC GROWTH ; TECHNOLOGY;

    JEL classification:

    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development

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