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The History Augmented Solow model

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  • Dalgaard, Carl-Johan
  • Strulik, Holger

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Unified growth theory predicts that the timing of the fertility transition is a key determinant of contemporary comparative development, as it marks the onset of the take-off to sustained growth. Neoclassical growth theory presupposes a take-off, and explains comparative development by variations in (subsequent) investment rates. The present analysis integrates these two perspectives empirically, and shows that they together constitute a powerful predictive tool vis-a-vis contemporary income differences.

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  • Dalgaard, Carl-Johan & Strulik, Holger, 2010. "The History Augmented Solow model," Hannover Economic Papers (HEP) dp-460, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät.
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    Comparative Development; Unified Growth Theory; Neoclassical Growth Theory;

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    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O57 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries

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