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The Process of Economic Change

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  • North, D-C

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A good deal is known about what makes for successful economic development, but very little is known about how to get there - that entails an understanding of the process of economic change. The paper fist examines the sources of successful growth and then explores the process of dynamic change of economies. As to sources of growth, three fundamental factors are discussed : basic economic determinants, the institutional framework and the cultural heritage of society.

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  • North, D-C, 1997. "The Process of Economic Change," Research Paper 128, World Institute for Development Economics Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:wodeec:128
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    Keywords

    ECONOMIC GROWTH ; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT;

    JEL classification:

    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General

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