Growth, structural change, industrialisation and technological change

Outline
Team
  • Expected start date:
    2007•10•08
    Expected end date:
    2018•10•08
    Institute:
    UNU-MERIT
    Project Status:
    Closed
    Project Type:
    Research
    Project Manager :
    Adam Szirmai

    This is an ongoing project focusing on long-run economic performance in developing countries and the role of structural change, industrialisation and technological advance in growth. The project has several dimensions including the following:
    – measurement and analysis of comparative growth and productivity in the total economy and in economic sectors
    – growth enhancing and growth reducing types of structural change
    – manufacturing as an engine of growth and employment creation.
    – the role of institutions in economic growth
    – the analysis of growth episodes (slumps, recoveries, normal growth, growth accelerations
    – the role of technology in growth, with an emphasis on knowledge creation, knowledge flows, knowledge spillovers.