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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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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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