J. Sevilla

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(Working Group One). The authors are grateful for many helpful comments received during the course of those presentations. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the National Bureau of Economic Research. ABSTRACT Macroeconomists acknowledge the contribution of human capital to economic growth, but their empirical(More)
The views expressed herein are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the National Bureau of Economic Research. ABSTRACT Technological diffusion implies a form of "conditional convergence" as lagging countries catch up with technological leaders. We find strong evidence of technological diffusion but not full convergence; differences in total(More)
For decades, economists and social thinkers have debated the influence of population change on economic growth. Three alternative positions define this debate: that population growth restricts, promotes, or is independent of economic growth. Proponents of each explanation can find evidence to support their cases. All of these explanations, however, focus on(More)
This paper describes a semantic portal on the domain of International Affairs. This application is an integration of several technologies in the field of the Semantic Web in a complex project. We describe an approach, tools and techniques that allow building a semantic portal, where access is based on the meaning of concepts and relations of the(More)
The views expressed herein are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the National Bureau of Economic Research. ABSTRACT We test the view the large differences in income levels we see across the world are due to differences in underlying characteristics, i.e. fundamental forces, against the alternative that there are poverty traps. Taking(More)
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