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The Quality vs. the Quantity of Schooling: What Drives Economic Growth?
This paper challenges Hanushek and Woessmann's (2008) contention that the quality and not the quantity of schooling determines a nation's rate of economic growth. I first show that their statistical analysis is flawed. I ...
World total factor productivity growth and the steady-state rate in the 20th century
I estimate a Solow model augmented with human capital in 42 countries for 1910–2000. Estimated TFP growth is 0.3%/year, and the steady-state rate for GDP/capita is 1.0%/year. Implicitly for high-income countries maintaining ...
Penn World Table 7.0: Are the data flawed?
PWT 7.0 data deviate substantially from PWT 6.3 data because the benchmarked prices for 1970 to 1996 used in PWT 6.3 were entirely discarded. PWT 7.0 data are unreliable and appear to be much less accurate than PWT 6.3 data.
Can Institutions or Education Explain World Poverty? An Augmented Solow Model Provides Some Insights
When the Solow model is augmented with variables for institutions and human capital and estimated with national data for rates of investment in education, it can explain most of the variation in cross-country standards of ...