The Rise and Fall of Cross-Country Growth Regressions

  title={The Rise and Fall of Cross-Country Growth Regressions},
  author={Steven Durlauf},
In this article I describe the evolution of the use of cross-country growth regressions in economics over the last two decades. The rise of crosscountry growth regressions was an important component of the sea change in economic research associated with the new growth economics. By their fall, I do not mean to suggest that such regressions are no longer used; the opposite is very much the case. Rather, the word fall concerns how these regressions have been interpreted in the context of growth… CONTINUE READING

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