Symposium on Frontier Issues In Economic Growth

Symposium on Frontier Issues In Economic Growth


Washington, D.C. | February 10, 2014
Frontier Issues In Economic Growth

The Growth Dialogue's exploration of Frontier Issues in Economic Growth took place on February 10th, 2014 at the Elliott School of International Affairs. It was organized in cooperation with George Washington University and featured both top-flight academics (Philippe Aghion, Simon Johnson, Dani Rodrik, and David Weil) along with former policymakers and international experts based in Washington.

As a successor to the Growth Commission, the Growth Dialogue is keen to examine those issues that are currently vital to sustain economic growth. The day-long Frontiers Symposium aimed to take a fresh look at what has changed in the debate on drivers of growth and what has remained the same. Topics included the role of physical and human capital; productivity in manufacturing and services: drivers of growth; the vexing question of whether industrialization still holds the key to growth and development; and current controversies in the kind of pro-growth advice that countries may receive from the international community.