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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


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


China: The Incomplete Transition

William R. Thompson and Leila Zakhirova

in Racing to the Top: How Energy Fuels System Leadership in World Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190699680
eISBN:
9780190909574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699680.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

China’s technological precocity in iron manufacturing, transportation, maritime shipping and navigation, weaponry, market commercialization, and agriculture cannot be denied. Nor can it be denied ... More


Revising the Framework: Energy and Eurasian History

William R. Thompson and Leila Zakhirova

in Racing to the Top: How Energy Fuels System Leadership in World Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190699680
eISBN:
9780190909574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699680.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter first theorizes as if each system leader has been similar in terms of the resource foundations it has brought to the arena and what it has been able to do with those foundations. Earlier ... More


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