Geography, structural change and economic development : theory and empirics

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 t...

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Main Author: Tamberi, Massimo
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Other Authors: Salvadori, Neri, Commendatore, Pasquale
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham [England] Edward Elgar 2009
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Summary: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
pt. 1. The impact of geographical factors : aspects of location and specialization -- pt. 2. The process of structural change and the role of dualism
Physical Description:xix, 315 p ill., maps
ISBN:9781848442290
9781781007754
1848442297