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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


Other Major Issues: Growth, Scale Effects and Inequality

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/9780198069966.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines two important developments in endogenous growth theory: the scale effect of human capital on economic growth and two models that were developed to assess the impact of growth on ... More


Analysing segregation using individualised neighbourhoods

John Östh, Bo Malmberg, and Eva K. Andersson

in Social-spatial segregation: Concepts, processes and outcomes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447301356
eISBN:
9781447310396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301356.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Current approaches of measuring segregation are constrained by data derived from census enumeration units of pre-defined boundaries, and the fact that the measures cannot reflect individual ... More


Non ideal Transport of Reactive Solutes in Porous Media : Cutting Across History and Disciplines

Mark L. Brusseau

in Vadose Zone Hydrology: Cutting Across Disciplines

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195109900
eISBN:
9780197561058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195109900.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

The potential for human activities to adversely affect the environment has become of increasing concern during the past three decades. As a result, the transport and fate of contaminants in ... More


Cloud Properties from In-situ and Remote-sensing Measurements: Capability and Limitations

George A. Isaac and K. Sebastian Schmidt

in Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System: Their Relationship to Energy Balance, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Precipitation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012874
eISBN:
9780262255448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012874.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter reviews the current in-situ and remote-sensing instrumentation, and discusses some problems and limitations such as instrument calibrations, expected accuracy, software analysis ... More


Limits: A Constrained View

Garrett Hardin

in Living within Limits: Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195078114
eISBN:
9780197560716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195078114.003.0017
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

In the real world—beyond pedagogy, beyond hypocrisy—language has two purposes: to facilitate thought, and to prevent it. Seldom does a writer skilled in the arts of persuasion call attention to the ... More


Endogenous Growth

Jean-Pascal Bénassy

in Macroeconomic Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195387711
eISBN:
9780190261405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195387711.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines the models of endogenous growth, in which the rate of growth is sensitive to the rate of factor accumulation, and technical progress is an economic activity that results from ... More


Population Control: Natural versus Human

Garrett Hardin

in Living within Limits: Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195078114
eISBN:
9780197560716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195078114.003.0031
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

Were we able to talk with other animals, it is extremely unlikely that we should hear them debating the problem of population control. They don't need to debate: nature solves the problem for them. ... More


Population Size and Early Development

C. Y. Cyrus Chu

in Population Dynamics: A New Economic Approach

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195121582
eISBN:
9780197561287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195121582.003.0019
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

The Malthusian theory hypothesizes that the natural environment imposes various capacity constraints on human population growth and that population size has been and will be checked by these ... More


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