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Thirlwall and balance of payments constrained growth

McGregor, P.G. and Swales, J.K. (1985) Thirlwall and balance of payments constrained growth. Applied Economics, 17 (1). pp. 17-32. ISSN 0003-6846

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Abstract

This paper outlines the theory which Thirlwall uses to determine the growth of domestic income and argues that crucial elements of this theory appear to be very weak. The empirical evidence presented by Thirlwall to support his argument for balance of payments constrained growth is considered.