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The shape of the division of labour : nations, industries and households

Author: Robert M Solow; Jean-Philippe Touffut
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, ©2010.
Series: Cournot Centre for Economic Studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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T̀his book is unique in its broad coverage of the concept of division of labour. The variety of contributions highlight its shape, showing that it is not just limited to the old notions of the degree of the division of labour among productive units, along the lines of Adam Smith, or the degree of specialization amongst countries, along the lines of David Ricardo. Through different lenses, the authors present a
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Solow; Jean-Philippe Touffut
ISBN: 9781849804967 1849804966 1849805105 9781849805100 9781849809122 1849809127
OCLC Number: 670484646
Description: xvi, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The changing global economic landscape: the factors that matter / Jan Fagerberg --
2. How global is foreign direct investment and what can policymakers do about it? Stylized facts, knowledge gaps, and selected policy instruments / Peter Nunnenkamp --
3. Labour market frictions as a source of comparative advantage: implications for unemployment and inequality / Elhanan Helpman --
4. Exports of knowledge-intensive services and manufactures: the role of ICTs and intersectoral linkages / Valentina Meliciani --
5. How integrated are Chinese and Indian labour into the world economy? / Richard N. Cooper --
6. The changing sexual division of labour / Shelly Lundberg --
7. Round table discussion: how do nations adapt to changes in the division of labour? / Robert M. Solow.
Series Title: Cournot Centre for Economic Studies series.
Responsibility: edited by Robert M. Solow, Jean-Philippe Touffut.

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