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Accumulation of knowledge and accumulation of capital in early ‘theories’ of growth and development

Renee Prendergast.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2010; p ublished online March 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Development; History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 10905 words.

This paper argues that prior to Adam Smith economic progress was largely conceived as being based on the accumulation of knowledge. The development by Turgot and Smith of a concept of...

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Africa, the Next Intellectual Frontier

Célestin Monga and Justin Yifu Lin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics: Context and Concepts

P ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; History of Economic Thought. 13746 words.

This introductory chapter presents the objectives of this volume and discusses the challenges of producing relevant knowledge. It starts with an exploration of the reasons why Africa has...

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At the origin of the industrial district: Alfred Marshall and the Cambridge school

Fiorenza Belussi and Katia Caldari.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2009; p ublished online November 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 11418 words.

This paper investigates the origin and evolution of the concept of the industrial district. The idea of industrial district is quite widespread in modern industrial economics and in...

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The Capital-Using Economy

Peter Lewin and Howard Baetjer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Austrian Economics

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Economics; History of Economic Thought; Economic Development and Growth. 9269 words.

Capital theory is fundamental to everything else in Austrian economics. It lies at its core, implicit in discussions of monetary policy, the business cycle, the entrepreneur, and the...

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Christianity and the Prospects for Development in the Global South

Peter S. Heslam.

in The Oxford Handbook of Christianity and Economics

February 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Economics; History of Economic Thought; Economic Development and Growth. 12107 words.

There are two key facts about development that are obvious yet often overlooked: the solution to material poverty is material wealth and the only sphere of society that generates such...

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Clarence Ayres, technology, pragmatism and progress

Anne Mayhew.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2010; p ublished online January 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Individual Economists; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards). 5383 words.

This paper explores the origins and continued relevance of Clarence Ayres’ definition of technology as a process involving both physical tools and a scientific method of reasoning, where...

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Constitutional Political Economy and Austrian Economics

Mark Pennington.

in The Oxford Handbook of Austrian Economics

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Economics; History of Economic Thought; Economic Development and Growth. 13517 words.

This chapter draws on key concepts from the Austrian school of economics to consider both the practical implications for and the ethical evaluation of the ideal constitutional schemes...

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Contextual political economy, not Whig economics

Amiya Kumar Bagchi.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 10223 words.

The paper has three objectives. First, it seeks to resuscitate a methodology of the history of economic thought that takes account of the problem-solving efforts of political economists...

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Development economics in retrospect and prospect

Paul Collier.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards). 8973 words.

Development economics has changed radically since 1990. The very concept of ‘developing countries’ has become antiquated as most previously poor countries have converged on rich ones,...

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Do spinoff dynamics or agglomeration externalities drive industry clustering? A reappraisal of Steven Klepper’s work

Ron Boschma.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

August 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Methodology; Economic Development; History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 10176 words.

Steven Klepper’s theory of industry clustering based on organizational reproduction and inheritance through spinoffs challenged the Marshallian view on industry clustering. This article...

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