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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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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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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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THE FTC, IP, AND SSOS: GOVERNMENT HOLD-UP REPLACING PRIVATE COORDINATION

Richard A. Epstein, F. Scott Kieff and Daniel F. Spulber.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; General Economics; Technological Change; Research and Development; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Property Law; Microeconomics; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Manufacturing; Welfare Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Economic History; Production and Organizations; Market Structure and Pricing; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Capitalist Systems; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 21147 words.

In its recent report entitled, “The Evolving IP Marketplace,” the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposes a far-reaching regulatory approach (Proposal) that is likely to interfere with the...

Inadequacy of technology and innovation systems at the periphery

Eduardo da Motta e Albuquerque.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards). 10698 words.

Inadequacy of technology is a child of structuralism; the concept of a national system of innovation (NSI) is a child of evolutionary theory. A dialogue between these concepts can enrich...

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INCENTIVE EFFECTS FROM DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO HOLDUP MITIGATION SURROUNDING PATENT REMEDIES AND STANDARD-SETTING ORGANIZATIONS

F. Scott Kieff and Anne Layne-Farrar.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Property Law; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); General Economics; Technological Change; Research and Development; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Production and Organizations; Market Structure and Pricing; Law and Economics. 16313 words.

Debates about patent policy often focus on the potential for the threat of a court-imposed remedy for patent infringement to cause manufacturing entities and others to suffer patent holdup,...

Knowledge, innovation and emulation in the evolutionary thought of Bernard Mandeville

Renee Prendergast.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2014; p ublished online July 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Development; History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 12433 words.

Of the early modern writers on the division of labour, Bernard Mandeville alone extended it to all aspects of human activity and emphasised its role in a cumulative process of evolution in...

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The Power and Pitfalls of Experiments in Development Economics: Some Non-random Reflections

Christopher B. Barrett and Michael R. Carter.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

December 2010; p ublished online December 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; General Economics; History of Economic Thought; Economic Development. 15605 words.

Impact evaluation based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs) offers a powerful tool that has fundamentally reshaped development economics by offering novel solutions to long-standing...

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