Escaping Satiation The Demand Side of Economic Growth

The collection of papers presented in this special issue arose out of two events. The first was the symposium "Escaping Satiation - Increasing Product Variety, Preference Change and the Demand Side of Economic Growth" which was held at the Max Planck Institute in Jena, Germany, in December...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Witt, Ulrich (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2001, 2001
Edition:1st ed. 2001
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Consumption, demand, and economic growth — an introduction
  • I. Economic growth and the evolution of preferences
  • Cognition, imagination and institutions in demand creation
  • Learning to consume — A theory of wants and the growth of demand
  • Consumption, preferences, and the evolutionary agenda
  • The demand for distinction and the evolution of the prestige car
  • II. Qualitative change and the interactions between demand and supply
  • Demand as a factor in the industrial revolution: A historical note
  • Knowledge, consumption, and endogenous growth
  • Variety, growth and demand
  • The economic contribution of information technology: Towards comparative and user studies
  • III. The satiation problem
  • Satiation in an evolutionary model of structural economic dynamics
  • Satiation in an international economy
  • List of Contributors