The role of the state in economic growth

  title={The role of the state in economic growth},
  author={Erik S. Reinert},
This paper attempts to trace and describe the role played by the government sector ± the state ± in promoting economic growth in Western societies since the Renaissance. One important conclusion is that the antagonism between state and market, which has characterised the twentieth century, is a relatively new phenomenon. Since the Renaissance one very important task of the state has been to create well-functioning markets by providing a legal framework, standards, credit, physical… CONTINUE READING

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Kritische Geschichte der NationaloÈkonomie

  • DuÈhring, Eugen
  • Sombart,
  • 1928
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