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The Brookings Institute and the National Endowment for the Arts Symposium

May 3, 2012

The Arts, New Growth Theory, and Economic Development

New growth theory argues that, in advanced economies, economic growth stems less from the acquisition of additional capital and more from innovation and new ideas. On May 10, the Brookings Institution and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will co-host a symposium examining new growth theory as a tool for assessing the impact of art and culture on the U.S. economy, including the theory that cities play a major role in facilitating economic growth. The symposium will feature papers jointly commissioned by the NEA Office of Research and Analysis and Michael Rushton, the co-editor of the Journal of Cultural Economics. The presentations will be moderated by experts from Brookings, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Commerce.
For more information on the symposium, visit the Brookings events page.