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Alternative Theories on Economic Growth and the Co-evolution of Macro-Dynamics and Technological Change: A survey.

By Patrick Llerena and André Lorentz

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This paper aims to propose an approach to endogeneous growth considering the relationship between macro-dynamics and technical change. We draw upon two stream of literature: Cumulative causation and its macroscopic view of economic dynamics, and Evo-lutionary economics and its focus on micro-determinants of technical change. This paper presents a survey of the formal representation of the growth process and identifies the possible bridges between these two approaches. Our claim is that merging these two distinct theories might offer a framework to consider the co-evolution of macro-dynamics and technical change.Economic Growth, Technical Change, Cumulative Causation, Evolutionary Theory.

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