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Long-Run Economic Growth: An Interdisciplinary Approach

  • Aykut Kibritcioglu

    (Ankara Univ. & Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

  • Selahattin Dibooglu

    (Southern Illinois Univ. at Carbondale & Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Economic growth and development is a complicated process that falls into the domain of many disciplines in social sciences and humanities. It is natural then to study fundamental aspects of economic growth synthesizing research in relevant fields. In this short paper, we argue that this has rarely been the case in the economic growth literature. We briefly discuss past growth theories and empirics, and present a broad framework to compare and evaluate work on economic growth from an interdisciplinary perspective.

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Date of creation: 25 Jul 2001
Date of revision: 04 Sep 2001
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0107004
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