Some Remarks on Methodological Foundations of Unified Growth Theory

  • Jerzy BoehlkeEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


The purpose of this chapter is to present and evaluate methodological foundations of unified growth theory. In a context of the modern theory of economic growth, Oded Galor, the protoplast of unified growth theory, provides a fresh theoretical and methodological approach in comparison with Keynesian and neoclassical economics. From the methodological perspective, he emphasizes an importance a context of the economic history of growth and development process observed in market type economies. This chapter shows some links with ideas coming from Ferdinand Braudel, institutional economics, and convergence theory. An interdisciplinary approach is the main achievement in unified growth theory.


History of economic development Unified growth theory Methodology 



Financial support from research project no. 2015/17/B/HS4/01000 supported by the National Science Centre in Poland is gratefully acknowledged.


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  1. 1.Department of Economics, The Faculty of Economic Sciences and ManagementNicolaus Copernicus UniversityToruńPoland

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