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The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World by Michael Spence

Published By: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 978-0-374-15975-7
Date of Publication: 2011


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Reviewed by: Arvind Subramanian of Peterson Institute for International Economics and Center for Global Development
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.50.1.179.r6
Review Pages: 192-95

Book Review Abstract

Arvind Subramanian of Peterson Institute for International Economics and Center for Global Development reviews "The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World" by Michael Spence. The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins: Explores observed and projected changes in the global economy between the mid-twentieth and mid-twenty-first centuries and considers whether the shifting pattern of economic activity and power is leading to a convergence between developing and industrialized countries. Focuses on the global economy and developing countries; sustained high growth in the developing world; the crisis and its aftermath; and the future of growth. Spence is Professor of Economics in the Stern School of Business at New York University and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Index.


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Arvind Subramanian of Peterson Institute for International Economics and Center for Global Development


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F01: Global Outlook
G01: Financial Crises
O10: Economic Development: General


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