Vol. 6 No. 2 (2020)

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“Poverty has no causes, wealth has causes”—this statement, attributed to the development economist Peter Bauer (1915-2002), may serve as the title of a book on the entire history of growth theory since Adam Smith’s An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations (Smith, 1776). Indeed to understand why the standard of living differs across people, countries and time we need to understand the causes of wealth. This is the topic of the current Economics and Business Review. With this issue the Review honours the outstanding contribution of Professor Oded Galor, Herbert H. Goldberger Professor of Economics at Brown University, to the field of growth theory. At the same time it celebrates the degree of doctor honoris causa that the Poznań University of Economics and Business conferred on him in 2019. (Andreas Irmen)

Published: 2020-06-30