Information exchange, rock art and long run economic growth in Australia

13th January 2014

John Fisher

Introduction*

Information and information flows are a critical part of the process of economic growth (as has been acknowledged, belatedly, in orthodox economic theory: Romer 1990a and 1990b). That much is truism; the difficulty lies in how such flows can be integrated effectively into a theoretical structure. The role of information goes beyond providing a basis for rational calculation or choice; its flow is not just a matter of effective processing, learning, exchange or control. It lies at the heart of the nexus of social and economic relations which provide the essential framework for economic growth.

*Note that an abstract was not included with this paper, and so the introductory paragraph has been included here instead of the abstract.

Fisher, J.
Information exchange, rock art and long run economic growth in Australia
June 1997
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17–22
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