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Early twentieth century productivity growth dynamics

Paul A. David

Early twentieth century productivity growth dynamics

an inquiry into the economic history of "Our Ignorance"

by Paul A. David

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Published by University of Oxford in Oxford .
Written in English

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    • Subjects:
    • Industrial productivity -- United States -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Paul A. David and Gavin Wright.
      SeriesDiscussion papers in economic and social history ;, no. 33
      ContributionsWright, Gavin.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC10 .D545 no. 33
      The Physical Object
      Pagination64 p. ;
      Number of Pages64
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3747393M
      LC Control Number2003428354
      OCLC/WorldCa43055990


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America. The 20th century also witnessed a revolution in economic productivity. Between andthe world's population roughly quadrupled--from almost billion to 6 billion people. But global production of goods and services rose 14 or fold.

The Shape of Twentieth Century Economic History J. Bradford DeLong. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in February NBER Program(s):Monetary Economics, Development of the American Economy The history of the twentieth century can be summarized excessively briefly in five propositions: First, that the history of the twentieth century was overwhelmingly economic history.

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The Twentieth Century. An overview of the far-reaching economic and social changes that transformed American society in the 20th century, including innovations in science and technology, economic productivity, mass communication and mass entertainment, health and living standards, the role of government, gender roles, and conceptions of freedom.

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economy and economics in general evolved into what they are today. In the author’s words, this evolution was uniquely marked by “constant economic pulse-taking and measurement mania.”. This paper surveys the experience of economic growth in the 20th century with a focus on techno- erature that has been written on economic growth during the 20th century:for such a task,not evena book wouldsuffice.

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