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A model attribution edit summary Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[:de:Verelendungswachstum]]; see its history for attribution. For more guidance, see Wikipedia:Translation. Immiserizing growth is a theoretical situation first proposed by Jagdish Bhagwati , in ,  where economic growth could result in a country being worse off than before the growth.
If growth is heavily export based it might lead to a fall in the terms of trade of the exporting country. In rare circumstances this fall in the terms of trade may be so large as to outweigh the gains from growth. If so, this situation would cause a country to be worse off after growth than before.
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