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Economic Growth and Convergence

2014 Economica Phillips Lecture

Do rich and poor countries converge? This lecture shows evidence of an ‘iron law’: it takes 35 years for an income gap to shrink by half, 115 years for 90 per cent to disappear. Will international inequality persist?

Robert J Barro is Paul M Warburg Professor of Economics at Harvard University and a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution of Stanford University.


Professor Robert J Barro | talks


Date and Time:

20 March 2014 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Old Theatre, Old Building
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street

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