# 2011-069 Manufacturing and Economic Growth in Developing Countries , 1950 ‐ 2005

  title={# 2011-069 Manufacturing and Economic Growth in Developing Countries , 1950 ‐ 2005},
  author={Adam Szirmai and Bart Verspagen},
Since the middle of the eighteenth century, manufacturing has functioned as the main engine of economic growth and development. However, in recent research, questions have been raised concerning the continued importance of the manufacturing sector for economic development. This paper reexamines the role of manufacturing as a driver of growth in developing countries in the period 1950-2005. The paper makes use of a newly constructed panel dataset of annual value added shares (in current prices… CONTINUE READING
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