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Population Growth, Employment Expansion and Technological Change

Christopher Bliss, Peter Lanjouw, and Nicholas Stern

in Economic Development in Palanpur over Five Decades

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288329
eISBN:
9780191596599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288328.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Provides a detailed examination of the key forces of change in Palanpur over the survey period. The more than doubling of the village population over the survey period is analysed. The expansion of ... More


The Pre-Columbian City: Tenochtitlan: the First Mexico City

WARWICK BRAY

in Mexico City through History and Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264461
eISBN:
9780191734625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264461.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter attempts to visualize how Tenochtitlan may have looked and functioned before the Spanish invasion. This usually assumed barbaric society with a culture of sacrificing thousand of ... More


The Middle Ages

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/9780195074772.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the medieval Western technology that drew from classical antiquity, Islamic and Asian societies, and its own original creativity. It observes that diffusion of new technology ... More


Prosperity and Poverty: The Rural Economy of Terling

Keith Wrightson and David Lavine

in Poverty and Piety in an English Village: Terling, 1525–1700

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203216
eISBN:
9780191675799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203216.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses the economy of the village of Terling in Essex. In the course of the later 16th and 17th centuries, the development of the village economy, like that of the county of Essex ... More


An Emerging Agricultural Problem in High-Performing Asian Economies

Yujiro Hayami

in Can Economic Growth Be Sustained?: The Collected Papers of Vernon W. Ruttan and Yujiro Hayami

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199754359
eISBN:
9780190261320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199754359.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter identifies the nature of a new agricultural problem emerging in high-performing economies in Asia, as they advance from the low-income to a middle-income stage. The “agricultural ... More


The Economics of Food Price Volatility

Jean-Paul Chavas, David Hummels, and Brian D. Wright (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226128924
eISBN:
9780226129082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226129082.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

There is still no consensus on the underlying reasons for recent drastic changes in food prices and continuing agricultural market volatility merits a thorough investigation. This book is a ... More


Factor Prices and Technical Change in Agricultural Development: The United States and Japan, 1880–1960

Yujiro Hayami and Vernon W. Ruttan

in Can Economic Growth Be Sustained?: The Collected Papers of Vernon W. Ruttan and Yujiro Hayami

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199754359
eISBN:
9780190261320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199754359.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter explores the common basis for rapid growth in agricultural output and productivity that lies in the adaptation of agricultural technology to the contrasting factor proportions in Japan ... More


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