The Science of Economic Development and Growth: The Theory of Factor Proportions: The Theory of Factor Proportions

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A theoretical framework aiming to facilitate study of development economics. The author presents his theory in three sections: how advanced nations developed; a proposed third dimension, in addition to labour and capital; and why capital accumulation is unnecessary, even potentially harmful.
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Routledge
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Published on
Jul 8, 2016
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9781315500119
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / General
Education / Adult & Continuing Education
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