Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/40244
Authors: 
Bah, El-hadj
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Frankfurt a.M. 2009 42
Abstract: 
Differences in key features of the development process across rich and poor countries can provide clues to the sources of the large variation of cross-country income. Kuznets included structural transformation as one of six stylized facts of economic development, nding that developed countries all followed the same process. In this paper, I compare structural transformation processes in developed and developing countries. I nd that developing countries follow distinct structural transformation paths that deviate from that followed by developed countries. A puzzling nding is the presence of substantial sectoral changes during times of economic stagnation or decline.
Subjects: 
Africa
Asia
Latin America
Structural Transformation
Economic Development
Structural Change
JEL: 
O10
O11
O14
O57
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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