Linking Ethics and Economic Growth: A Comment on Hunt

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

Hunt (2012) builds on his work concerning ethics and resource-advantage theory to link personal ethical standards, societal norms, and economic growth but offers few details concerning the precise mechanisms that link ethics and growth. This comment suggests a number of such mechanisms – for example, the influence of prevailing ethical norms on the aggregate elasticity of substitution and, therefore, total factor productivity and growth.

Publication information

Original languageEnglish
JournalContemporary Economics
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)4-9
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2012


  • Ethics, Trust, Competition, Productivity, Economic Growth, Resource-Advantage Theory

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