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The Use of National Income Accounting to Study Comparative Economic Growth

Robert William Fogel, Enid M. Fogel, Mark Guglielmo, Nathaniel Grotte

Chapter in NBER book Political Arithmetic: Simon Kuznets and the Empirical Tradition in Economics (2013), Robert William Fogel, Enid M. Fogel, Mark Guglielmo, and Nathaniel Grotte (p. 65 - 88)
Published in March 2013 by University of Chicago Press
© 2013 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in NBER Book Series Long-Term Factors in Economic Development

This chapter discusses Simon Kuznets's plan to use national income measures to describe and explain the long-term economic trends of the industrial nations; his publication of ten monographs on quantitative aspects of economic growth; his theory of modern economic growth; his investigation of the interrelations between economic growth and population growth; and his belief in population growth as a driver of technological change.

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