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Will our children really not know economic growth?

Not so fast, Robert Gordon

By Lawrence Summers   February 2016

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The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War, by Robert J Gordon, Princeton University Press, £27.95

Read an extract here

And an interview with Gordon here

Robert Gordon’s The Rise and Fall of American Growth is an extraordinary work of economic scholarship. At a time when too much of the economics profession prioritises theorising about small issues, Gordon provides new data bearing on what may be the most…

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