Knowledge and Development A Cross-Section Approach

  title={Knowledge and Development A Cross-Section Approach},
  author={Derek H C Joonghae Chen and Carl Dahlman},
This paper assesses the effects of knowledge on economic growth. By using an array of indicators, each of which represents an aspect of knowledge, as independent variables in cross-section regressions that span 92 countries for the period 1960 to 2000, the paper shows that knowledge is a significant determinant of long-term economic growth. In particular, we find that the stock of human capital, the level of domestic innovation and technological adaptation, and the level of information and… CONTINUE READING


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