Bridging the Barriers: Knowledge Connections, Productivity, and Capital Accumulation

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R. Quentin Grafton; Tom Kompas; P. Dorian Owen;
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    • jel: jel:O41 | jel:C61 | jel:C21

The paper explains the large differences in cross-country productivity performance by modeling and testing the effects of social barriers to communication on productivity and capital accumulation. In an optimal growth model, social barriers to communication that impede ... View more
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