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Technology, productivity and economic growth; where does the west go from here?

In RSM’s latest Talking Points publication, David Bartlett addresses one of the more controversial takes on the relationship between technology, productivity and economic growth in the west. Have the last two hundred years been a freak anomaly in terms of the speed and scale of technological advancement and, therefore, economic growth? Bartlett analyses the recent highly contentious arguments of American economist Robert Gordon, who proposes that the advanced industrial countries have exhausted their potential for productivity led growth, and explores the possible lessons that the west can learn from developing economies of East Asia.