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Technology and a Decline in Economic Growth

Stony Brook finance professor Noah Smith briefly critiques Northwestern University professor Robert Gordon’s argument that “the golden days of growth are over” in a recent BloombergView post. 251 more words


Against the Winds: Can Innovation Overcome the Negative Trends in the American Economy?

On average, over the last 145 years, the economy of the United States, measured by GDP per capita, has grown 2% per year.  Over the last 45 years, however, US per capita growth has been markedly slower, averaging 1.62% for the period 1970-2014.  1,660 more words


Kate Parr, Robert Gordon University

My name is Kate Parr, and I’m currently the Archives & Local Studies Supervisor for the South West Heritage Trust, which means I manage the local studies library and also the public search room.  1,188 more words

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Economic Growth is Slowing Down: What Shall We Do about It?

My last post, “Why Economic Growth is Slowing Down,” reports on the work of the economist Robert Gordon in his book “The Rise and Fall of American Growth.”  Mr. 342 more words

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Book Of Interest: The Rise And Fall Of American Growth: The US Standard Of Living Since The Civil War By Robert Gordon

The Rise And Fall Of American Growth: The US Standard Of Living Since The Civil War by Robert Gordon is a testament to American innovation from the 1870’s until the 1970’s with advances in the medical field and life expectancy, motor vehicles, air conditioning, air travel as well as plumbing. 162 more words


Women and secular stagnation

As an economic historian, I’ve always had a hard time with the idea of secular stagnation. After all, one decade of slow growth is merely a blip on the twelve millenniums of economic history (I am not that interested with the pre-Neolithic history, but there is some great work to be found in archaeology journals). 764 more words