I'm interested in familiarizing myself with some of the intra-debates that have occurred over the years, having to do with Mankiw, Romer, Weil (1992) and Klenow, Rodriguez-Clare (1997). Some argue that TFP growth can sufficiently account for cross-country variations in output per capita. Others argue that we need a model of Human Capital.

I am just interested in reading about, and catching up with the literature on this.

Are there any papers or books that you guys can recommend?



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  • Romer (1986): Increasing Returns to Long Run Growth
  • Lucas (1988): On the Mechanics of Economic Development
  • Romer (1990): Endogenous Technological Change
  • Jones (1995): Time Series Tests of Endogenous Growth Models

These are all classic papers in this vein of endogenous growth and questions of cross-country convergence/divergence.

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    $\begingroup$ +1 but please consider providing hyperlinks to those papers, it would improve the answer and avoid ambiguity in cases where authors published more than 1 publication in given year $\endgroup$
    – 1muflon1
    Mar 5, 2021 at 20:33
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    $\begingroup$ Good point, these authors are prolific. I added the paper titles to avoid confusion. $\endgroup$
    – quickhatch
    Mar 5, 2021 at 20:54

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