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The Future of Economic Growth

As New Becomes Old

The Future of Economic Growth by Robert Boyer
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In this book, Robert Boyer follows the origins, course and collapse of the ''new economy'' and proposes a new interpretation of US dynamism during the 1990s. He argues that the diffusion of information and communication technologies is only part of a story that also requires understanding of the transformation of the financial system, the reorganization of the management of firms and the emergence of a new policy mix. The book includes a long-term retrospective analysis of technological innovation, and an international comparison of OECD countries delivers an unconventional and critical assessment of the hope and the hype of the ''new economy''. The book proposes that the US way is not necessarily the only efficient one, as demonstrated by the experience of the Nordic countries, which manage to combine economic efficiency with social justice. The author argues that European economies would do well to take note and to explore a promising growth regime for the twenty-first century, one built upon health, education, training and leisure, this comprising the ''anthropogenetic model''.
Edward Elgar Publishing; January 2004
193 pages; ISBN 9781843769712
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Title: The Future of Economic Growth
Author: Robert Boyer