Updated November 2002
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Dinopoulos, E. and Thompson, P. (1999). Reassessing the empirical validity of the human-capital augmented neoclassical growth model. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, January, 9(1), 135-154.
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Hall, R. and Jones, C. (1999). Why do some countries produce so much more output per worker than others? Quarterly Journal of Economics, 114(1), 84-116.
Howitt, Peter (1999). Endogenous growth and cross-country income differences. American Economic Review, September, 90(4), 829-846.
Klenow, Peter J. and Rodriguez-Clare, Andres (1997). The neoclassical revival in growth economics: has it gone too far? NBER Macroeconomics Annual, 73-103.
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McArthur, John W. and Sachs, Jeffrey D. (2001). Institutions and geography: comment on Acemoglu, Johnson and Robinson (2000). NBER working paper no. 8114.
McGrattan, Ellen R. and Schmitz, James A. Jr (1999). Explaining cross-country income differences. In Handbook of macroeconomics. Volume 1A. Amsterdam, New York and Oxford: Elsevier Science, North-Holland, 669-737.
Prescott, Edward C. (1998). Needed: a theory of total factor productivity. International Economic Review, 39(3), 525-551.
Schmitz, J. A. (2001). Government production of investment goods and aggregate labor productivity. Journal of Monetary Economics, February, 47(1), 163-187.