Global Growth — U.S. Versus the World

How long will it take for the world to catch up with impressive U.S. economic growth?

July 18, 2001

How long will it take for the world to catch up with impressive U.S. economic growth?

During the past decade — and particularly the eight years of the Clinton presidency — this trend reversed impressively. Americans left most of the rest of the world behind. Of course, this faster U.S. growth may not be permanent. But anybody waiting for the situation to revert to the earlier growth gap might want to ask themselves the following questions: