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dc.contributor.authorWeitzman, Martin L.
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-26T18:58:56Z
dc.date.issued1998
dc.identifier.citationWeitzman, Martin L. 1998. Recombinant growth. Quarterly Journal of Economics 113(2): 331-360.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0033-5533en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3708468
dc.description.abstractThis paper attempts to provide microfoundations for the knowledge production function in an idea-based growth model. Production of new ideas is made a function of newly reconfigured old ideas in the spirit of the way an agricultural research station develops improved plant varieties by cross-pollinating existing plant varieties. The model shows how knowledge can build upon itself in a combinatoric feedback process that may have significant implications for economic growth. The paper's main theme is that the ultimate limits to growth lie not so much in our ability to generate new ideas as in our ability to process an abundance of potentially new ideas into usable form.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEconomicsen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technology Pressen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1162/003355398555595en_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleRecombinant Growthen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionProofen_US
dc.relation.journalQuarterly Journal of Economics -Cambridge Massachusetts-en_US
dash.depositing.authorWeitzman, Martin L.
dc.date.available2010-02-26T18:58:56Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1162/003355398555595*
dash.contributor.affiliatedWeitzman, Martin


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