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The Resource Barriers to riches, Stephen L. Parente and Edward C. Prescott

Barriers to riches, Stephen L. Parente and Edward C. Prescott

Label
Barriers to riches
Title
Barriers to riches
Statement of responsibility
Stephen L. Parente and Edward C. Prescott
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation Why isn't the whole world as rich as the United States? Conventional views holds that differences in the share of output invested by countries account for this disparity. Not so, say Stephen Parente and Edward Prescott. In Barriers to Riches, Parente and Prescott argue that differences in Total Factor Productivity (TFP) explain this phenomenon. These differences exist because some countries erect barriers to the efficient use of readily available technology. The purpose of these barriers is to protect industry insiders with vested interests in current production processes from outside competition. Were this protection stopped, rapid TFP growth would follow in the poor countries, and the whole world would soon be rich. Barriers to Riches reflects a decade of research by the authors on this question. Like other books on the subject, it makes use of historical examples and industry studies to illuminate potential explanations for income differences. Unlike these other books, however, it uses aggregate data and general equilibrium models to evaluate the plausibility of alternative explanations. The result of this approach is the most complete and coherent treatment of the subject to date
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Cataloging source
N$T
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Parente, Stephen L
Dewey number
338.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD75
LC item number
.P375 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Prescott, Edward C
Series statement
Third Walras-Pareto lecture, University of Lausanne
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  • Economic development
  • Développement économique
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Economic development
  • Economic development
  • Economische ontwikkeling
  • Handelsbelemmeringen
  • Technische ontwikkeling
  • Desenvolvimento econômico
  • Développement économique
  • Concurrence imparfaite
  • Relations économiques internationales
  • Économie du développement
  • Richesse
  • Productivité
Label
Barriers to riches, Stephen L. Parente and Edward C. Prescott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-156) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Growth Theory with TFP Differences
  • 6.
  • Constraints on Firm Technologies and TFP
  • 7.
  • Evidence of Barriers to Efficiency
  • 8.
  • Monopoly Rights: A Theory of TFP Differences
  • 9.
  • Conclusion
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • International Income Facts
  • 3.
  • Growth Theory with No TFP Differences
  • 4.
  • Growth Theory with a Human Capital Sector
Control code
51958126
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 164 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585442624
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51958126
Label
Barriers to riches, Stephen L. Parente and Edward C. Prescott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-156) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Growth Theory with TFP Differences
  • 6.
  • Constraints on Firm Technologies and TFP
  • 7.
  • Evidence of Barriers to Efficiency
  • 8.
  • Monopoly Rights: A Theory of TFP Differences
  • 9.
  • Conclusion
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • International Income Facts
  • 3.
  • Growth Theory with No TFP Differences
  • 4.
  • Growth Theory with a Human Capital Sector
Control code
51958126
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 164 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585442624
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51958126

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