E. Han Kim, Adair Morse, and Luigi Zingales write,

Micro and macro have a relatively prominent presence during the 1970s and the 1980s (18% and 17%, respectively), but both experience a sharp decline in the 1990s (only 9% for each). In contrast, growth/development, which makes the list only once during the 1970-1984 period, explodes in the subsequent three half-decades
with shares of 14%, 20%, and 17% for these periods.

This is empirical support for the thesis of a new book I am working on, which argues that new findings in economic growth and development are under-represented in the economic literature aimed at students and intelligent laymen. Economic journalists are particularly behind the times.