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The Resource Why information grows : the evolution of order, from atoms to economies, César Hidalgo

Why information grows : the evolution of order, from atoms to economies, César Hidalgo

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Why information grows : the evolution of order, from atoms to economies
Title
Why information grows
Title remainder
the evolution of order, from atoms to economies
Statement of responsibility
César Hidalgo
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why do some nations prosper while others do not? Economists usually turn to measures such as gross domestic product or per capita income to answer this question, but interdisciplinary theorist Cesar Hidalgo argues that we can learn more by measuring a country's ability to make complex products. In Why Information Grows, Hidalgo combines the seemingly disparate fields of economic development and physics to present this new rubric for economic growth. He believes that we should investigate what makes some countries more capable than others. Complex products-from films to robots, apps to automobiles-are a physical distillation of an economy's knowledge, a measurable embodiment of its education, infrastructure, and capability. Economic wealth accrues when applications of this knowledge turn ideas into tangible products; the more complex its products, the more economic growth a country will experience. A radical new interpretation of global economics, Why Information Grows overturns traditional assumptions about the development of economies and the origins of wealth and takes a crucial step toward making economics less the dismal science and more the insightful one. "--
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1979-
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Hidalgo, César A.
Dewey number
330.01/154
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB133
LC item number
.H6253 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Information theory in economics
  • New products
  • Economic development
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Physics
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / General
  • Economic development
  • Information theory in economics
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • New products
  • Physics
Label
Why information grows : the evolution of order, from atoms to economies, César Hidalgo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
900960212
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 232 pages
Isbn
9780465048991
Lccn
2015000882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900960212
Label
Why information grows : the evolution of order, from atoms to economies, César Hidalgo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
900960212
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 232 pages
Isbn
9780465048991
Lccn
2015000882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900960212

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