Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/79189
Authors: 
Landon-Lane, John S.
Robertson, Peter E.
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers, Department of Economics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 2002,13
Abstract: 
We obtain time series estimates of the long run growth rates of 17 OECD countries, and test the hypothesis that these are the same across countries. We find that we cannot reject this hypothesis for the first and last three decades of the 20th century. We conclude that: (i) there are few, if any, feasible policies available that have a significant effect on long run growth rates, and; (ii) any policies that can raise national growth rates must be international in scope. The results therefore have bleak implications for the ability of countries to affect their long run growth rates.
Subjects: 
Convergence
Growth
Technological Change
JEL: 
F0
O0
O4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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