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Five Growth Mysteries in Search of a Broader Innovation Policy

May 19, 2014

Job Creation, Competitiveness, and Productivity

Why is it that countries experience such different development outcomes despite similar structures of production? Why is it that the quality of developing country exports does not seem to catch up to that of advanced countries? Why is it that poor countries seem to invest so little in R&D? This talk will draw on historical evidence and recent empirical work to document the absolute centrality of the innovation agenda.