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The Contributions of Endogenous Growth Theory to the Analysis of Development Problems: An Assessment

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  • Pranab Bardhan.

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In this paper we provide a critical assessment of the contributions of new growth theory to the theory of economic development. We focus positively on the new emphasis on fixed costs and nonconvexities in the process of introduction of new goods and technologies, particularly in the realm of trade and technological diffusion for a developing country, and on the formalization of coordination failures and inderdevelopment traps.
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  • Pranab Bardhan., 1994. "The Contributions of Endogenous Growth Theory to the Analysis of Development Problems: An Assessment," Center for International and Development Economics Research (CIDER) Working Papers C94-038, University of California at Berkeley.
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    1. Hudson, John & Minea, Alexandru, 2013. "Innovation, Intellectual Property Rights, and Economic Development: A Unified Empirical Investigation," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 46(C), pages 66-78.
    2. Schneider, Patricia Higino, 2005. "International trade, economic growth and intellectual property rights: A panel data study of developed and developing countries," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 78(2), pages 529-547, December.
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    6. Behrman, Jere R., 1996. "Measuring the effectiveness of schooling policies in developing countries: Revisiting issues of methodology," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 15(4), pages 345-364, October.
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    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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