The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Limits to Growth

  • Wilfred Beckerman
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During the 1950s and the 1960s economic growth became one of the central preoccupations of economists and economic policy makers. This was probably the result mainly of the unprecedented rates of economic growth being achieved by the advanced countries of the world, together with significant differences in the growth rates of individual countries. Hence there was considerable interest in explaining the overall acceleration of growth and the causes of the inter-country differences.

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  • Wilfred Beckerman
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