Griliches, Zvi (19301999)

Ernst R. Berndt
From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008
Edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume
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Born in Lithuania and a survivor of the Dachau concentration camp, Zvi Griliches was one of the most important and influential empirical economists of the second half of the 20th century. Griliches' lifelong research focus involved detailed analyses on the role of technological change as a principal driver of productivity and long-run economic growth. His research contributions were wide-ranging and seminal, and through his students, collaborators and colleagues he greatly affected the conduct of empirical research in economics.
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Berndt, Ernst R. "Griliches, Zvi (1930–1999)." The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Second Edition. Eds. Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online. Palgrave Macmillan. 16 September 2014 <http://www.dictionaryofeconomics.com/article?id=pde2008_G000117> doi:10.1057/9780230226203.0678

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