Understanding Long-Run Economic Growth

Understanding Long-Run Economic Growth Geography, Institutions, and the Knowledge Economy - A National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report

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Synopsis

The conditions for sustainable growth and development are among the most debated topics in economics, and the consensus is that institutions matter greatly in explaining why some economies are more successful than others over time. Probing the long-term effects of early colonial differences on immigration policy, land distribution, and financial development in a variety of settings, Understanding Long-Run Economic Growth explores the relationship between economic conditions, growth, and inequality, with a focus on how the monopolization of resources by the political elite limits incentives for ordinary people to invest in human capital or technological discovery. Among the topics discussed are the development of credit markets in France, the evolution of transportation companies in the United Kingdom and the United States, and the organization of innovation in the United States.

Book information

ISBN: 9780226116426
Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
Imprint: The University of Chicago Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 338.9009
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 390
Weight: -1g
Height: 229mm
Width: 152mm