Convergence of Productivity: Cross-National Studies and Historical Evidence

Convergence of Productivity: Cross-National Studies and Historical Evidence

by William J. Baumol, Richard R. Nelson, Edward N. Wolff
     
 

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This collection of original articles looks at the convergence hypothesis, which asserts that since the Second World War, industrial countries were growing increasingly homogeneous in terms of productivity, technology, and per capita incomes. The book examines patterns displayed by individual industries within countries as well as the aggregate economies, influences…  See more details below

Overview

This collection of original articles looks at the convergence hypothesis, which asserts that since the Second World War, industrial countries were growing increasingly homogeneous in terms of productivity, technology, and per capita incomes. The book examines patterns displayed by individual industries within countries as well as the aggregate economies, influences that underlie the process of convergence, and the role that convergence has played and promises to play in the future. Contributors include: Moses Abramovitz, Alice M.
Amsden, Magnus Blomstrom, David Dollar, Takashi Hikino, Gregory
Ingram, William Lazonick, Frank Lichtenberg, Robert E. Lipsey, Angus
Maddison, Gavin Wright, and Mario Zejan.

Editorial Reviews

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"A valuable contribution to our understanding of convergence as an empirical phenomenon."—Journal of Economic Literature

"It should stimulate further work on an important subject."—The Southern Economic Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195083903
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/1994
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.91(d)
Lexile:
1560L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

William J. Baumol is Professor of Economics at New York University. Richard R. Nelson is Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Edward N. Wolff is Professor of Economics at New York University.

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