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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: History of Economic Thought; Economic Development and Growth. 12016 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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Competitive harm in global supply chains: assessing current responses and identifying potential future responses

David J Gerber.

in Journal of Antitrust Enforcement

April 2018; p ublished online September 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Microeconomics; Production and Organizations; Market Structure and Pricing; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; International Factor Movements and International Business; International Relations and International Political Economy; Economics; Public Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Law and Economics; Business and Management; Economic History; Economic Development. 9996 words.

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Global supply (or ‘value’) chains add much to the value of global markets, offering benefits to both producers and consumers. Yet, global supply...

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,...

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...

Economic development and environmental policy in Turkey: an institutionalist critique

Eyüp Özveren and Selin Efşan Nas.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Economic Development; History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 10848 words.

Turkey has had a prolonged exemplary experience with economic development. In this paper we will trace the emergence of an environmental concern within development planning in Turkey, after...

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Economic history and economic theory: the staples approach to economic development

Alexander Dow and Sheila Dow.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2014; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought; Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Economics; Economic Development. 8352 words.

The ideas and institutions within which the current global crisis is being addressed reflect the power structures of the past and are under pressure to evolve. But mainstream economics...

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Economics and Culture in Africa

Felwine Sarr.

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. 9456 words.

This chapter examines the articulation of two powerful determiners of individual and collective actions in the African context—culture and economy—from a point of view that could be called...

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Faith, Religion, and International Development

Katherine Marshall.

in The Oxford Handbook of Christianity and Economics

February 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought; Economic Development and Growth. 8076 words.

Discussion of faith, religion, and development often raises controversy, including over terminology. This chapter considers the various formal dialogues among development practitioners and...

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The four fallacies of contemporary austerity policies: the lost Keynesian legacy

Robert Boyer.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Economics; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Economywide Country Studies; Money and Interest Rates; International Finance; National Budget, Deficit, and Debt; General Aggregative Models; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance. 11726 words.

The contemporary wide-scale austerity measures are likely to fail in most countries. The first fallacy derives from the false diagnosis that the present crisis is the outcome of lax public...

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From Subsistence to Advanced Material Production

G.P. Manish and Benjamin Powell.

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. 7514 words.

This chapter provides a summary of the lessons that the Austrian theory of capital holds for the field of development economics. It provides an introduction to the concepts of the structure...

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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...

The Idea of Economic Development

Hippolyte Fofack.

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

P ublished online December 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; History of Economic Thought. 14517 words.

Although development generally refers to a broad concept, the quest for development in sub-Saharan Africa has been biased by ideological considerations which made abstraction of local...

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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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