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Geography, Structural Change and Economic Development

Edited by Neri Salvadori, Pasquale Commendatore and Massimo Tamberi

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Abstract: The authors in this book regard the process of economic expansion as a non-homogeneous and multifaceted phenomenon which has deeply affected human welfare, and cultural, social and political change. The book is a bridge between the theorists (Rosenstein-Rodan, Lewis, Myrdal, and Hirschmann) who in the post-war period analyzed regional inequalities, structural change and dualism, and the modern literature on economic growth. The latter has emphasized the existence of multiple equilibria, bifurcations and various types of dynamic complexity, and clarified the conditions for the emergence of phenomena such as cumulative causation, path dependence and hysteresis. These are the typical ingredients of structural change, economic development or underdevelopment.

Keywords: Economics and Finance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B5 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
ISBN: 9781848442290
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Chapters in this book:

Ch 1 Footloose Capital and Productive Public Services Downloads
Pasquale Commendatore, Ingrid Kubin and Carmelo Petraglia
Ch 2 FDI, Mode of Entry and Corporate Governance Downloads
Giuseppina Talamo
Ch 3 Natural Resources and Social Conflict: An Explanation of Sub-Saharan Countries’ Downloads
Davide Fiaschi
Ch 4 The Changing Location of European Industry: A Twofold Geographical Perspective Downloads
Eleonora Cutrini
Ch 5 Specialize Rightly or Decline Downloads
Alessia Lo Turco and Massimo Tamberi
Ch 6 South–South Regional Trade Agreements, Comparative Advantage and Industrial Growth: Evidence from MERCOSUR Countries Downloads
Alessia Lo Turco
Ch 7 Myrdal, Growth Processes and Equilibrium Theories Downloads
Carlo Panico and MariaOlivella Rizza
Ch 8 The Legacy of Dualism in New Growth Theory Downloads
Salvatore Capasso and Maria Rosaria Carillo
Ch 9 Distribution of Agricultural Surplus and Industrial Takeoff Downloads
Ennio Bilancini and Simone D’Alessandro
Ch 10 Dualism and the Big Push Downloads
Giovanni Valensisi
Ch 11 Labour Productivity and Technological Capability: An Econometric Analysis on the Italian Regions Downloads
Giulio Guarini

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