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Epilogue

Joel Mokyr

in The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195074772
eISBN:
9780199854981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074772.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the search for the causes of technological progress. It observes that, in the past ten years, a veritable revolution has occurred in a wide variety of fields, from genetic ... More


Classical Dynamics: The Corn Economy

Richard M. Goodwin

in Chaotic Economic Dynamics

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283355
eISBN:
9780191596315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283350.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Deals with the classical dynamical problem of technological advances in an agricultural (corn) economy. Goodwin asserts that two mis‐specifications—concerning labour supply and technical ... More


Evolution and the Dynamics of Technological Change

Joel Mokyr

in The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195074772
eISBN:
9780199854981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074772.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses at the dynamics of technological change. It specifically asks whether technological change occurs in leaps and bounds, or whether it takes place gradually and continuously. The ... More


How Much Richer Will Future Generations Be?

Wilfred Beckerman and Joanna Pasek

in Justice, Posterity, and the Environment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245086
eISBN:
9780191598784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245088.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter leaves the ‘safe’ world of philosophical speculation and turns to the dangerous world of economic prediction. It outlines the economic reasons for believing that, in the very long ... More


Structural Change

Andrew Newell

in Work and Pay in 20th Century Britain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199212668
eISBN:
9780191712807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212668.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter presents and analyses the major structural changes, in terms of industry and occupation, that took place in the British labour market over the 20th century. The engine driving these ... More


Technological Discontinuities, Organizational Capabilities, and Strategic Commitments

Richard S. Rosenbloom and Clayton M. Christensen

in Technology, Organization, and Competitiveness: Perspectives on Industrial and Corporate Change

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198290964
eISBN:
9780191596162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290969.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Innovations based on radically new technologies are believed to create advantages for entrants over incumbents in the relevant markets. This essay asks under what circumstances this is true, and to ... More


The Years of Miracles: The Industrial Revolution 1750–1830

Joel Mokyr

in The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195074772
eISBN:
9780199854981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074772.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the technological progress in the Industrial Revolution, usually dated between about 1750 and 1830. It notes that although Britain is frequently thought of as its locus, a ... More


The Post-War Technological Progress and Government Policies

Hiroyuki Odagiri and Akira Goto

in Technology and Industrial Development in Japan: Building Capabilities by Learning, Innovation and Public Policy

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288022
eISBN:
9780191684555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288022.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Japan's economy after World War II was devastated. Its manufacturing industry fell sharply and the food supply dropped by up to 51%. Inflation was high and the money supply was out of control. ... More


Introduction

Hiroyuki Odagiri and Akira Goto

in Technology and Industrial Development in Japan: Building Capabilities by Learning, Innovation and Public Policy

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288022
eISBN:
9780191684555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288022.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This introductory chapter discusess the issue that will be addressed in the book. It enumerates the reasons that could explain how the economy, industry, and business developed in the past decade. ... More


Endogenous Growth: Which Are the Important Factors?

Patrick Artus

in Economics Beyond the Millennium

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292111
eISBN:
9780191596537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292112.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Microeconomics

Endogenous growth theory has been developed in order to overcome the unsatisfactory features of neo‐classical growth models. These models give richer explanations of empirical facts and are able to ... More


The Role of Knowledge and Capital in Economic Growth

SERGIO REBELO

in Information Technology, Productivity, and Economic Growth: International Evidence and Implications for Economic Development

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243983
eISBN:
9780191697319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243983.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

One of the most active fields of research in economics over the last fifteen years includes the determination of the forces which affect the economic growth rate. While researchers have already been ... More


Ageing, Health, and Productivity: The Economics of Increased Life Expectancy

Pietro Garibaldi, Joaquim Oliveira Martins, and Jan van Ours (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199587131
eISBN:
9780191595370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587131.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

The increase in life expectancy is arguably the most remarkable by‐product of modern economic growth. In the last 30 years we have been gaining roughly 2.5 years of longevity every decade both in ... More


The Landscape of the College Cost Debate

Robert B. Archibald and David H. Feldman

in Why Does College Cost So Much?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199744503
eISBN:
9780199866168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744503.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter introduces the subject matter and the mode of analysis in the book. This chapter explains why costs and prices are quite different at colleges and universities. The way one thinks about ... More


The Costs of Employing Highly Educated Workers

Robert B. Archibald and David H. Feldman

in Why Does College Cost So Much?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199744503
eISBN:
9780199866168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744503.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Higher education prices have evolved over time in a manner quite similar to other service industries that rely heavily on highly educated workers, and quite differently from the time paths of prices ... More


Humans Are Biologically Identical across Cultures. So Why Not Medicine?

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter discusses various aspects that are shared by and various differences between the two medical traditions of East and West. Constant efforts by researchers, naturalists, and clinically ... More


Adult Mortality and Modern Growth

Davide Fiaschi and Tamara Fioroni

Matteo Cervellati and Uwe Sunde (eds)

in Demographic Change and Long-Run Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036627
eISBN:
9780262341660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036627.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explores the role of increased adult longevity and technological progress in the transition from Malthusian equilibrium to modern growth. Empirical evidence suggests a general upward ... More


Diversity and Technological Progress

Daran Acemoglu

in The Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity Revisited

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226473031
eISBN:
9780226473062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226473062.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the relationship between innovation and incumbency, but places emphasis on a dynamic setting that incorporates not simply the rate but also the direction of innovative ... More


West of Eden

Beth E. Levy

in Frontier Figures: American Music and the Mythology of the American West

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520267763
eISBN:
9780520952027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267763.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the pastoral soundtracks of two distinctly midwestern works: one by Leo Sowerby and one by Lukas Foss, both inspired by Carl Sandburg's poem “The Prairie.” Like Virgil Thomson's ... More


Long Run Growth:: Objectives and Received Theory

Dipankar Dasgupta

in Modern Growth Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198069966
eISBN:
9780199080458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069966.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

An increase in the annual growth rate of a country’s real per capita gross domestic product (GDP) is, to a large extent, an indication of improvement in the standard of living. Most nations which are ... More


Endogenous technological change

Clas Eriksson

in Economic Growth and the Environment: An Introduction to the Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199663897
eISBN:
9780191808678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199663897.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on technological change that is endogenous in models of economic growth. After describing some properties of technology, the chapter shows how technological progress is produced ... More


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