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Was an industrial revolution inevitable? : economic growth over the very long run

Author: Charles I Jones; National Bureau of Economic Research.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : National Bureau of Economic Research, ©1999.
Series: Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research), working paper no. 7375.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Abstract: This paper studies a growth model that is able to match several key facts of economic history. For thousands of years, the average standard of living seems to have risen very little, despite increases in the level of technology and large increases in the level of the population. Then, after thousands of years of little change, the level of per capita consumption increased dramatically in less than two  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles I Jones; National Bureau of Economic Research.
OCLC Number: 70121544
Notes: "October 1999."
Description: 1 online resource (48 pages) : illustrations.
Series Title: Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research), working paper no. 7375.
Other Titles: Economic growth over the very long run
Responsibility: Charles I. Jones.

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Abstract: This paper studies a growth model that is able to match several key facts of economic history. For thousands of years, the average standard of living seems to have risen very little, despite increases in the level of technology and large increases in the level of the population. Then, after thousands of years of little change, the level of per capita consumption increased dramatically in less than two centuries. Quantitative analysis of the model highlights two factors central to understanding this history. The first is a virtuous circle: more people produce more ideas, which in turn makes additional population growth possible. The second is an improvement in institutions that promote innovation, such as property rights: the simulated economy indicates that the single most important factor in the transition to modern growth has been the increase in the fraction of output pain to compensate inventors for the fruits of their labor.

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