Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Theses Online London School of Economics web site

Long run determinants of economic growth in a cross section of countries: Theory and evidence.

Uysal, Ali Enis (1996) Long run determinants of economic growth in a cross section of countries: Theory and evidence. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom).

[img]
Preview
PDF
Download (5MB) | Preview

Abstract

This thesis studies long run economic growth in a cross section of countries. Its main objective is to constitute the necessary empirical and theoretical means for explaining the disparities in growth rates across countries. It consists of four non-coherent chapters. The first chapter is an empirical study of post-war economic growth in a wide range of countries. It uses the data provided by Summers and Heston (Penn World Table) and examines the empirical determinants of growth by using advanced panel-data techniques. Chapter 2 is a theoretical model of technology acquisition in a world where innovation is a costly process. It stresses the importance of innovative activity on long run economic growth, and shows how countries may develop at different rates even when they share a common technological frontier. Chapter 3 is another empirical work where the attention is focused on the economic performance of six European countries during 20th Century. We find that World-War-2 has been a major influence in economic activity and left permanent effects on relative incomes. The last chapter of the thesis contains a theoretical econometrics work. It provides consistent criteria for simultaneous selection of autoregressive order with cointegrating rank. A Monte Carlo experiment stimulates the performance of these criteria in small samples.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Economics, Theory
Sets: Collections > ProQuest Etheses
URI: http://etheses.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/2463

Actions (login required)

Record administration - authorised staff only Record administration - authorised staff only

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics