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The National Evidence

Chris Bramall

in The Industrialization of Rural China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199275939
eISBN:
9780191706073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275939.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The evidence on the determinants of growth for China’s counties in the post-1978 era points to the clear causal role of initial conditions. Proximity to large urban centres, the dependency rate, and ... More


Policy Frameworks

Joseph E. Stiglitz, José Antonio Ocampo, Shari Spiegel, Ricardo Ffrench-Davis, and Deepak Nayyar

in Stability with Growth: Macroeconomics, Liberalization and Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199288144
eISBN:
9780191603884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288143.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses three issues — accounting frameworks, risk and uncertainty, and the political economy — that have been largely overlooked by the mainstream ‘conservative’ and ‘Keynesian’ ... More


The Gathering Storm: Israel's Structural Crisis in the 1970s

Michael Bruno

in Crisis, Stabilization, and Economic Reform: Therapy by Consensus

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198286639
eISBN:
9780191603839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286635.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines Israel’s structural crisis during the early 1970s. It covers the growth and development of business sector GDP, an international comparison of growth and inflation, the ... More


Economy

Jan‐Erik Lane, David McKay, and Kenneth Newton

in Political Data Handbook: OECD Countries

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198280538
eISBN:
9780191601934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828053X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

This section presents economic data on OECD countries. It features tables on GDP per capita, real GDP per capita, origin of GDP, inflation rates, external dependency exports and imports, real GDP ... More


 From Obscurity to International Economic Powerhouse: The Evolution of Multinational Corporations

Stephen D. Cohen

in Multinational Corporations and Foreign Direct Investment: Avoiding Simplicity, Embracing Complexity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195179354
eISBN:
9780199783779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179354.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The long historical evolution of MNCs and FDI is more than a chronological timeline; it puts into perspective the larger forces that shaped, facilitated, and encouraged them. Beyond delineating ... More


Economic Development and Structural Changes

Young‐Iob Chung

in South Korea in the Fast Lane: Economic Development and Capital Formation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195325454
eISBN:
9780199783908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325454.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the path and record of economic development in South Korea. This is carried out in several stages, focusing on the increases in GDP and the structural changes that transformed ... More


The Role of Energy in Twentieth-Century Economic Growth

Malanima Paolo, Astrid Kander, and Paul Warde

in Power to the People: Energy in Europe over the Last Five Centuries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143620
eISBN:
9781400848881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143620.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the role of energy in the economic growth of twentieth-century Europe. It considers the interrelationships of factors of production in order to identify the general features of ... More


Depression, Drought, and Federation

Ian W. McLean

in Why Australia Prospered: The Shifting Sources of Economic Growth

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154671
eISBN:
9781400845439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154671.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter talks about negative shocks from internal imbalance, external factors, and drought wrought havoc with the economy for more than a decade. Against this background of a major threat to ... More


International Differences in Well-Being

Ed Diener, Daniel Kahneman, and John Helliwell

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732739
eISBN:
9780199776887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732739.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book draws together the latest work from scholars around the world using subjective well-being data to understand and compare well-being across countries and cultures. Starting from many ... More


Environmental Statistics and the National Accounts

Martin Weale

in The Environment and Emerging Development Issues: Volume 1

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199240692
eISBN:
9780191714269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240692.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter begins by surveying some of the solutions which have been adopted to the problem of environmental and natural resource accounting. Measures of national income such as GNP/GDP from the ... More


The Power of a Single Number: A Political History of GDP

Philipp Lepenies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231175104
eISBN:
9780231541435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175104.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Widely used since the mid-twentieth century, GDP (gross domestic product) has become the world’s most powerful statistical indicator of national development and progress. Practically all governments ... More


Wages, Inequality, and Pre-Industrial Growth in Japan, 1727–1894

Osamu Saito

in Living Standards in the Past: New Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280681
eISBN:
9780191602467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280681.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

It is widely recognized that in Japan before the Meiji Restoration there occurred a gradual increase in output. Examines whether or not the trend in real wages diverged from that of per capita output ... More


China, Asia, and the New World Economy

Barry Eichengreen, Yung Chul Park, and Charles Wyplosz (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199235889
eISBN:
9780191717109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235889.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The rise of Asia, and China specifically, is the single most important force reshaping the world economy at the beginning of the 21st century. From a low of 20% in 1950, Asia's share of global GDP ... More


Dualism in Latin America and the Caribbean

Eileen Stillwaggon

in AIDS and the Ecology of Poverty

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195169270
eISBN:
9780199783427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195169271.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter applies the lessons of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa to Latin America and the Caribbean. Economic and biological factors are important determinants of HIV transmission. Poverty, ... More


Happiness and Economic Growth: Does the Cross Section Predict Time Trends? Evidence from Developing Countries

Richard A. Easterlin and Onnicha Sawangfa

in International Differences in Well-Being

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732739
eISBN:
9780199776887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732739.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Based on point-of-time comparisons of happiness in richer and poorer countries, it is commonly asserted that economic growth will have a significant positive impact on happiness in poorer countries, ... More


Managing the Global Commons: Principles and Practice

Graciela Chichilnisky

in Global Environmental Commons: Analytical and Political Challenges in Building Governance Mechanisms

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656202
eISBN:
9780191742149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656202.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter proposes the creation of global market mechanisms to forestall the rapid and possibly irreversible loss of species and ecosystems. Several distinct mechanisms are proposed here, each ... More


Is there a Post‐Washington Consensus Consensus?

Joseph E. Stiglitz

in The Washington Consensus Reconsidered: Towards a New Global Governance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534081
eISBN:
9780191714658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534081.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

If there is a consensus today about what strategies are most likely to promote development in poor countries, it is this: the ‘Washington Consensus’ — the oversimplified rendition of policies ... More


Spatial Convergence in China: 1952–99

Patricio A. Aroca, Dong Guo, and Geoffrey J. D. Hewings

in Inequality and Growth in Modern China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199535194
eISBN:
9780191715730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535194.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the convergence process in China by taking into account spatial interactions. It shows that there has been a dramatic increase in the spatial dependence of China's per capita ... More


Marginalization of LDCs and Small Vulnerable States in World Trade

Bijit Bora, Roman Grynberg, and Mohammad A. Razzaque

in Commodity Prices and Development

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199234707
eISBN:
9780191715488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234707.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter attempts to explain marginalization for LDCs and SVS in merchandise exports in terms of falling share of agricultural products in total global exports, and in terms of world export-GDP ... More


Private Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses in the Transformation of the Czech Republic

Gernot Grabher and David Stark

in Restructuring Networks in Post-Socialism: Legacies, Linkages and Localities

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290209
eISBN:
9780191684791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290209.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Political Economy

This chapter has a detailed look at literature on private entrepreneurship in the Czech Republic from the origins of the nomenklatura to the quick rise of small and medium-sized private Czech ... More


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