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Escaping satiation : the demand side of economic growth

Author: Ulrich Witt
Publisher: New York : Springer, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The volume focuses on the demand side phenomena of the soaring economic growth of the past few centuries. Growth theory has basically ignored the massive changes that occur here: the huge increase in the variety of products and services and the growing specialization in consumption behavior. The papers in the present volume argue, in contrast, that precisely these changes are crucial for understanding why ever more  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich Witt
ISBN: 354042086X 9783540420866
OCLC Number: 47136733
Description: viii, 196 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Consumption, demand, and economic growth --
an introduction / Ulrich Witt --
I. Economic growth and the evolution of preferences --
Cognition, imagination and institutions in demand creation / Brian J. Loasby --
Learning to consume --
A theory of wants and the growth of demand / Ulrich Witt --
Consumption, preferences, and the evolutionary agenda / J.S. Metcalfe --
The demand for distinction and the evolution of the prestige car / G.M. Peter Swann --
II. Qualitative change and the interactions between demand and supply --
Demand as a factor in the industrial revolution: A historical note / Joel Mokyr --
Knowledge, consumption, and endogenous growth / Richard N. Langlois --
Variety, growth and demand / Pier Paolo Saviotti --
The economic contribution of information technology: Towards comparative and user studies / Timothy F. Bresnahan and Shane Greenstein --
III. The satiation problem --
Satiation in an evolutionary model of structural economic dynamics / Esben Sloth Andersen --
Satiation in an international economy / Josef Falkinger.
Responsibility: Ulrich Witt, editor.
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The first was the symposium "Escaping Satiation - Increasing Product Variety, Preference Change and the Demand Side of Economic Growth" which was held at the Max Planck Institute in Jena, Germany, in  Read more...

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