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Investment Criteria in Development Programs

Alfred Kahn

The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1951, vol. 65, issue 1, 38-61

Abstract: Introduction, 38. — I. The capital-intensity criterion, 38. — II. The nature of the product, 42; real income increases, money income stable, 43; money income increases to the extent of the incremental output, 44; the tautology of the "type III" criterion, 45; the advantages of home market industries, 46. — III. Direct vs. indirect foreign exchange requirements, 48. — IV. Practical value of the rejected criteria, 50. — V. The hazards of international financing, 53. — VI. Conclusion, 60.

Date: 1951
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