The Divergent Dynamics of Economic Growth: Studies in Adaptive Economizing, Technological Change, and Economic Development

The Divergent Dynamics of Economic Growth: Studies in Adaptive Economizing, Technological Change, and Economic Development

by Richard H. Day
ISBN-10:
0521830192
ISBN-13:
9780521830195
Pub. Date:
10/31/2003
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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The Divergent Dynamics of Economic Growth: Studies in Adaptive Economizing, Technological Change, and Economic Development

This volume explains how changing technology and economizing behavior induce vast changes in productivity, resource allocation, labor utilization, and patterns of living. Basing his work on a new and original synthesis of classical economics and contemporary concepts of adaptation and economic evolution, Richard Day asserts that economic growth, viewed from a long-term perspective, must be characterized as an explosive process, interpreted by turbulent transitions in social and political life as societies adapt to new life styles and opportunities and to the vast increase and redistribution of human populations.

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ISBN-13: 9780521830195
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/31/2003
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments and comments; 1. The adaptive, evolutionary theory of divergent economic growth; Part I. Global Trends and Adaptive Economics: 2. Global trends, world models and human adaptation; 3. Adaptive economic theory and modeling; Part II. Technological Change in Agriculture and Industry: 4. The economics of technological change and the demise of the sharecropper; 5. Economic development as an adaptive process: a green revolution case study Richard H. Day and Inderjit Singh; 6. Industrial development and technological change Richard H. Day, Masatoshi Abe, Jon Nelson, William K. Tabb and Che Tsao; 7. An adaptive economizing analysis of Chinese enterprises under alternative reform regimes Richard H. Day, Zhigang Wang and Gang Zou; Part III. Epochal Development: 8. Economic development and migration Richard H. Day and Yiu-Kwan Fan; 9. Instability in the transition from manorialism: a classical analysis; 10. Do economies diverge? Economic development in the very long run Richard H. Day and Oleg Pavlov; Part IV. Toward a General Theory of Development: 11. Economics far from equilibrium; 12. The dialectical republic: toward a general theory of the coevolution of market and state; Index.

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