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ECON 2006--Chapter 11, Economic Growth and Wealth of Nations

by: Shannon Cummins

ECON 2006--Chapter 11, Economic Growth and Wealth of Nations ECON 2006

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Shannon Cummins
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Discusses the definition of economic growth, the rule of 70, and goes into detail on the sources of growth.
Principles of Economics
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Econ, 2006, Chapter, 11, economic, growth, and, wealth, Of, nations, rule, 70, Sources, natural, Physical, Technology, institutions
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Date Created: 10/07/16
inflatio Economic Growth and the Wealth of Nations— 10.3.2016 populati  Economic growth – the percentage change in Real per capita GDP o Change in the average person’s income, adjusting for price changes. o Economic growth = % change nominal GDP - % change prices - % change population = % change per capita Real GDP.  “Rule of 70:” 70 / interest rate % = number of years. o How long will it take for income to double?  The sources of economic growth are: 1. Resources 2. Technology 3. Institutions 1. Resources –  Natural resources – physical land: coal, oil, diamonds, lumber, geography (seaside v. mountains)  Physical capital – tools and equipment used in the production of goods and services: factories, roads, computers  Human capital (labor) – skills, knowledge, and quantity of people 2. Technology – the knowledge that is available for use in production  “produce more for less” 3. Institutions – important practice, relationship, or organization in a society (government)  Political stability and rule of law  Private property rights  Stable money and prices  Competitive markets  Efficient taxes  Specialization and trade  Flow of funds across borders


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