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Title Convergence of productivity : cross-national studies and historical evidence / edited by William J. Baumol, Richard R. Nelson, Edward N. Wolff
Published New York : Oxford University Press, [1994]
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Contents Explaining the economic performance of nations, 1820-1989 / Angus Maddison -- Multivariate growth patterns : contagion and common forces as possible sources of convergence / William J. Baumol -- Catch-up and convergence in the postwar growth boom and after / Moses Abramovitz -- Erosion of U.S. technological leadership as a factor in postwar economic convergence / Richard R. Nelson and Gavin Wright -- Social organization and technological leadership / William Lazonick -- Capital intensity and TFP convergence by industry in manufacturing, 1963-1985 / David Dollar and Edward N. Wolff -- Have international differences in educational attainment levels narrowed? / Frank R. Lichtenberg -- What explains the growth of developing countries? / Magnus Blomström, Robert E. Lipsey, and Mario Zejan -- Multinational corporations and productivity convergence in Mexico / Magnus Blomström and Edward N. Wolff -- Staying behind, stumbling back, sneaking up, soaring ahead : late industrialization in historical perspective / Takashi Hikino and Alice H. Amsden -- Social indicators and productivity convergence in developing countries / Gregory K. Ingram
Summary This collection of original articles reviews the current state of knowledge concerning the convergence hypothesis. This hypothesis asserts that, for a restricted set of countries, their productivity and living standards are undergoing a process that brings them increasingly close to one another. Among the factors considered are patterns of industries as well as aggregate economies, influences that underlie the degree of convergence that seems to have occurred, and the role that convergence plays in the future of the newly developed nations. Much of the analysis is set in historical perspective
Analysis Productivity (Economics) History
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Comparative economics -- Congresses.
Economic history -- 1945- -- Congresses.
Income -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses.
Industrial productivity -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses.
Technological innovations -- Economic aspects -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Baumol, William J.
Nelson, Richard R.
Wolff, Edward N.
LC no. 93011494
ISBN 0195083903 (Paper)
1423738861 (electronic bk.)
9780195083903 (Paper)
9781423738862 (electronic bk.)