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The Slow‐Down in Productivity Growth After 1973

Maurice FitzGerald Scott

in A New View of Economic Growth

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287421
eISBN:
9780191596872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287429.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The build‐up in inflationary pressures in many countries in the late 1960s exploded with the commodity boom and oil shock of 1973. Why did the ensuing wide swings from inflation to deflation result ... More


Methods of Unmaking: Dickinson’s Late Drafts, Scraps, and Fragments

Alexandra Socarides

in Dickinson Unbound: Paper, Process, Poetics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199858088
eISBN:
9780199950300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858088.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Poetry

This chapter turns to Dickinson’s late poems, the scraps and fragments that she wrote on equally scrap-like materials from her home. Attention to the lines that Dickinson wrote on the inside flaps of ... More


The Comparative Performance of Government IT

Patrick Dunleavy, Helen Margetts, Simon Bastow, and Jane Tinkler

in Digital Era Governance: IT Corporations, the State, and e-Government

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199296194
eISBN:
9780191700750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296194.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Political Economy

This chapter assesses the comparative performance of government IT systems in seven countries: United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Netherlands, United States, and Canada. The ... More


Scrap Yard Challenge—Junkyard Wars

in The Philosophy of Improvisation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226662787
eISBN:
9780226662800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226662800.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter presents a discussion on free-improvisation. All improvisors must face the demand for a work from within the confines of a limited material universe. It then describes Georg Wilhelm ... More


Description of My Model

Andrew Smithers

in Productivity and the Bonus Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198836117
eISBN:
9780191873461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836117.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The volume of the capital stock is defined as the original cost at constant prices of all tangible capital that has not been scrapped. Due to the poor data available for the UK my calculations and ... More


Of Poverty and Plastic: Scavenging and Scrap Trading Entrepreneurs in India's Urban Informal Economy

Kaveri Gill

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060864
eISBN:
9780199080175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060864.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book uses eclectic, triangulated methods to explore the socio-economics of waste and of the commodity chains involved in recycling. Known as ‘unorganised’ in India, this part of the informal ... More


Introduction

Kaveri Gill

in Of Poverty and Plastic: Scavenging and Scrap Trading Entrepreneurs in India's Urban Informal Economy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060864
eISBN:
9780199080175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060864.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book is about poverty and the urban informal sector, as engaged in by the garbage collectors or scavengers and the plastic recycling or scrap trading entrepreneurs of Delhi. It explores a ... More


Exploitation or Entrepreneurship?: Scrap Traders and the Economics of Survival in the Informal Economy

Kaveri Gill

in Of Poverty and Plastic: Scavenging and Scrap Trading Entrepreneurs in India's Urban Informal Economy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060864
eISBN:
9780199080175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060864.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter takes an institutional view of the real market in plastic recycling, which is conceived of as a carefully established and maintained set of repeat interactions and relatively long-term ... More


From Pigs and Pollution to Plastics and Progress: Recasting Low Caste Status through an Informal Market

Kaveri Gill

in Of Poverty and Plastic: Scavenging and Scrap Trading Entrepreneurs in India's Urban Informal Economy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060864
eISBN:
9780199080175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060864.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the social underpinnings of the scrap market, focusing on the dynamic relationship between low co-caste status, poverty, and engagement in the informal sector in contemporary ... More


“Make Do with Less”: Rationing, War Bonds, and Victory Gardens

Julian M. Pleasants (ed.)

in Home Front: North Carolina during World War II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054254
eISBN:
9780813053028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054254.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Other than taxes, the best way to pay for the war was through citizens purchasing War Bonds. The Office of Price Administration (OPA) was organized to set the prices of goods and prioritize the ... More


The Metropolitan Life in Ruins Architectural and Fictional Speculations in New York, 1893–1919

in Untimely Ruins: An Archaeology of American Urban Modernity, 1819-1919

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226946634
eISBN:
9780226946658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226946658.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In 1909, Metropolitan Life, the world's largest life insurer, completed the tallest tower in New York and in America. Shortly thereafter, the magnificent building suffered a series of catastrophes, ... More


Constructing the Mass-Market Woman Reader and Writer: Eliza Cook and the Weekly Dispatch, 1836–1850

Alexis Easley

in Women, Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1830s-1900s: The Victorian Period

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474433907
eISBN:
9781474465120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433907.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In this essay, Alexis Easley points to the significance of the marginal space of the ‘facts and scraps’ column for women writers and readers alike. As a precursor to the women’s columns and the ... More


Object Transformation and the Spectacle of Scrap

Christopher Holliday

in The Computer-Animated Film: Industry, Style and Genre

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474427883
eISBN:
9781474449618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427883.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers metamorphosis and object transformation as underlying elements of animation’s specificity and representational orthodoxy. However it argues that objects in the ... More


Rushes, Pranks, and Dinks: The Rough-and-Tumble Campus

Simon J. Bronner

in Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036163
eISBN:
9781621036173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036163.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

The college campus can be a rude awakening for freshmen, who are probably made to feel like mere babes as they try to endure rituals and pranks that are part of the campus tradition. As they make the ... More


Ecclesiastical Gothic: J. Meade Falkner and M. R. James

Alison Milbank

in God & the Gothic: Religion, Romance, & Reality in the English Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824466
eISBN:
9780191863257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824466.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The nostalgia for the Catholic past comes full circle in Chapter 14 in an assessment of clerical ghost stories with their interest in ecclesiastical architecture, fittings, and texts. In M. R. James, ... More


Two Models of Growth

Andrew Smithers

in Productivity and the Bonus Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198836117
eISBN:
9780191873461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836117.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In order to devise an appropriate policy to boost growth it is essential to understand its causes, which in Solow’s accounting framework depend on changes in capital, labour, and technology. Both the ... More


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