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Introduction

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/9780195074772.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses four distinct processes of economic growth: a) Solovian growth, in honor of Robert Solow; b) Smithian growth, Adam Smith's mechanism of growth; c) scale or size effects, which ... More


The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress

Joel Mokyr

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195074772
eISBN:
9780199854981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074772.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In a world of supercomputers, genetic engineering, and fiber optics, technological creativity is ever more the key to economic success. But why are some nations more creative than others, and why do ... More


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