Favorites of Fortune: Technology, Growth, and Economic Development Since the Industrial Revolution
Patrice L. R. Higonnet, David S. Landes, Henry Rosovsky, Coolidge Professor of History and Professor of Economics Emeritus David S Landes
Harvard University Press, 1991 - Počet stran: 558
A galaxy of distinguished international economists and historians pit economic history against the shaky assumptions of the classical economic theory of natural growth. Their explanations consider the factors of technology, entrepreneurialism, and paths to economic growth, but each reflects an ideological wave of explanation that has marked the last two hundred years.
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7 Table 2 . 2 Distribution of generating and end - use electric capacity between
direct current and alternating current , excluding power generation by electric
railways , in the United States , 1902 – 1917 . Kilowatt capacity ( thousands )
Table 7 . 3 British and American steelmaking data , 1907 – 1909 . Quantity and
price Great Britain America Output Laborb Capital 12 . 418 . 000 261 , 666 138 ,
359 25 , 643 , 871 303 , 823 327 , 440 Wage per year Rental price of capital £84 .
Table 7 . 5 shows how the decomposition of costs varies with the elasticity of
substitution . With e = 0 , Britain is technically more efficient than America . With e
= . 145 , the isoquant through ro passes through x ' , so technical efficiency is
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