Growth Lab at CID

Building on recent advances made by the so-called new growth theories, and by the empirical studies spurred by these theories, the Growth Lab will draw from its academic research and from its country-specific activities to further understand what social and economic processes determine the speed of productivity improvements and technology adoption, and how these differ depending upon the institutional environment of a society and its level of technological or financial development; how to identify in practical settings the most important constraints on growth when many aspects of an economy are distorted, and how to identify interventions that can relax these constraints given the political and social environment; and what kinds of institutional processes can create a political capacity to identify and address opportunities and obstacles dynamically.