The Science of Economic Development and Growth The Theory of Factor Proportions

Author: C.C. Onyemelukwe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315500116
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A theoretical framework aiming to facilitate study of development economics. The author presents his theory in three sections: how advanced nations developed; a proposed third dimension, in addition to labour and capital; and why capital accumulation is unnecessary, even potentially harmful.

Factor Proportions Trade and Growth

Author: Ronald Findlay
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262061759
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The standard version of the Heckscher-Ohlin model of international trade treats the factors of production—land, labor, and capital—as essentially analytically similar and symmetrical. In these six essays Ronald Findlay explores modifications to the factor proportions model, looking in particular at what happens when human capital and land use are allowed to vary endogenously. Findlay extends the factor proportions theory of international trade to consider capital accumulation, income distribution, and factor mobility in a growing world economy. Among the questions he addresses are such fundamental issues as the conditions under which international trade equalizes the rate of interest; the effects of learning and invention on economic growth and comparative advantage; the role of human capital and skill formation in determining patterns of comparative advantage and the reciprocal effect of international trade on these variables through its impact on wage differentials between skilled and unskilled workers; the incorporation of new territories into a trading system by extensions of the frontier and labor migration as in the establishment of the Atlantic economy of the nineteenth century; and the impact of reductions in transport costs of industrial raw materials on global patterns of manufacturing activity and comparative advantage. The Ohlin Lectures

Studies on Economic Development and Growth in Selected African Countries

Author: Almas Heshmati
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811044511
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This book is a collection of studies on economic development and growth in selected African countries. It consists of an introduction/summary and 15 inter-related empirical studies grouped into 5 research areas: women’s empowerment and demand for healthcare; the impact of institutions, aid, inflation and FDI on economic growth; capital structure and bank-loan growth effects; trade, mineral exports and exchange rate; and growth, productivity and efficiency in various industries. While it provides a comprehensive picture of the state of economic development and growth in most parts of the continent, the main focus is on economic development and growth in Ethiopia and Rwanda – two countries undergoing rapid economic and social development.

Technology for Underdeveloped Areas

Author: Jack Baranson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483164349
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Technology for Underdeveloped Areas: An Annotated Bibliography focuses on the functional aspects of technology, including the economic criteria of choice, the institutional requisite for transmittal, and the cultural constraints upon proficiency. This book discusses the relevant concepts, provides specific examples of products and systems required by developing economies, and indicates organizational approaches to adapting advantageous technology. Organized into five parts, this book starts with an overview of the most comprehensive statements on the criteria of choice for developing economies. This text then examines the concept of scarcity, which is essential to questions of technological optima in the areas of investment returns, trade specializations, and growth rates. Other chapters consider the general problems encountered by developing economies in the world. This book discusses as well the changes in corporate and economic policies to enhance technological efficiency. The final chapter analyzes the difficulties encountered by international corporations trying to transplant industrial techniques. Social scientists, economists, and engineers will find this book useful.

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

Author: NA NA
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349588024
Format: PDF
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The award-winning The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition is now available as a dynamic online resource. Consisting of over 1,900 articles written by leading figures in the field including Nobel prize winners, this is the definitive scholarly reference work for a new generation of economists. Regularly updated! This product is a subscription based product.

Economic Opening Up and Growth in Russia

Author: Evgeny Gavrilenkov
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540204596
Format: PDF
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After a decade of sharp economic decline, Russia switched to an impressive period of economic growth. Yet the economic record is still mixed, and many key problems remain unresolved, both in the economic sphere and the political system. The focus is on economic dynamics in Russia, reasons for its hesitant opening up process as well as the special role of the natural resources sector which is expected to continue to grow. This analysis highlights the existing deficiencies of the Russian economic system and raises doubts about the sustainability of growth. Twin focus is on required reforms and endogenous forces that impair liberalizing trade and investment in an orderly way. Russian discussions on WTO and other international topics are reflected.

International Economics

Author: Søren Kjeldsen-Kragh
Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Press DK
ISBN: 9788763000376
Format: PDF
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"This book offers an overall presentation of the economic knowledge that we have today about the causes and effects of international trade and international investments. These questions have been central in economic science since the appearance of modern economics with Adam Smith in the second half of the 18th century. During the last 20-30 years much has happened within the area, so today one can talk about a traditional theory and a newer theory building, although quite differentiated."