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David, Paul A.

Works: 226 works in 443 publications in 2 languages and 3,251 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Honoree, Dedicatee, Other
Classifications: E449.F653, 331.117340973
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Publications about Paul A David
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Most widely held works by Paul A David
Reckoning with slavery : a critical study in the quantitative history of American Negro slavery by Paul A David( Book )
17 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,220 libraries worldwide
This book offers a comprehensive critique of the view of slavery as found in Fogel and Engerman's Time on the cross
Nations and households in economic growth: essays in honor of Moses Abramovitz by Paul A David( Book )
20 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 503 libraries worldwide
The economic future in historical perspective by International Symposium on The Economic Challeges of the Twenty First Century in Historical Perspective( Book )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
In this volume, modern economic historians show how analysis of past experiences contributes to a better understanding of present-day economic conditions. They offer insights into major challenges that will occupy the attention of policy makers in the coming decades. The 17 essays are organized around three major themes, the first of which is the changing constellation of forces sustaining long-term economic growth in market economies. The second major theme concerns the contemporary challenges posed by transitions in economic and political regimes, and by ideologies that represent legacies from past economic conditions that still affect policy responses to new "crises". The third theme is modern economic growth's diverse implications for human economic welfare - in terms of economic security, nutritional and health status, and old age support - and the institutional mechanisms communities have developed to cope with the risks that individuals are exposed to by the concomitants of rising prosperity
New frontiers in the economics of innovation and new technology : essays in honor of Paul A. David ( Book )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
Includes a range of papers on simulation models of the evolution of market structure in the presence of innovation, through historical investigations of knowledge networks and empirical analysis of contemporary networks, to the analysis of the diffusion of innovations using simulation and analytic models and of the diffusion of knowledge
Is public R & D a complement or substitute for private R & D? : a review of the econometric evidence by Paul A David( Book )
18 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Is public R&D spending complementary and thus "additional" to private R&D spending, or does it substitute for and tend to "crowd out" private R&D? Conflicting answers are given to this question. We survey the body of available economectric evidence accumulated over the past 35 years. A framework for analysis of the problem i is developed to help organize and summarize the findings of econometric studies based on time series and cross-section data from various levels of aggregation (laboratory, firm, industry, country). The findings overall are ambivalent and the existing literature as as a whole is subject to the criticim that the nature of the "experiment(s)" that the investigators envisage is not adequately specified. We conclude by offering suggestions for improving future empirical research on this issue
Heart of darkness : modeling public-private funding interactions inside the R & D black box by Paul A David( Book )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
This paper is a first step toward closing the analytical gap in the extensive literature on the results of interactions between public and private R & D expenditures, and their joint effects on the economy. Econometric studies in this area report a plethora of sometimes confusing and frequently contradictory estimates of the response of company financed R & D to changes in the level and nature of public R & D expenditure, but the necessary theoretical framework within which the empirical results can be interpreted is seldom provided. A major cause of inconsistencies' in the empirical literature is the failure to recognize key differences among the various policy experiments' being considered depending upon the economy in which they are embedded, and the type of public sector R & D spending that is contemplated. Using a simple, stylized structural model, we identify the main channels of impact of public R & D. We thus can characterize the various effects, distinguishing between short-run and long-run impacts that would show up in simple regression analyses of nominal public and private R & D expenditure variables. Within the context of our simple model it is possible to offer interpretations that shed light on recent cross-section and panel data findings at both high (i.e. national) and low (specific technology area) levels of aggregation
Technical choice innovation and economic growth : essays on American and British experience in the nineteenth century by Paul A David( Book )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Industrialization in two systems by Henry Rosovsky( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Computer and dynamo : the modern productivity paradox in a not-too-distant mirror by Paul A David( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
So, how would it matter if "history mattered"? : path-dependence in economics and its long run implications by Paul A David( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Path dependence and the quest for historical economics : one more chorus of the ballad of Qwerty by Paul A David( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Information disclosure and the economics of science and technology by Partha Dasgupta( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
This paper takes an information-theoretic approach to the economics of science, extending Arrow's pioneering (1962) analysis of the allocation of resources for industrial research and invention. It addresses the questions: is there a valid economic distinction between scientific and technological research, and if there is, what implications may this have for public policy? A brief review points to deficiencies in several of the criteria proposed for distinguishing "scientific" from "technological" research, such as the degree of generality, abstractness, or practicality of the knowledge sought, or the source of the financial support. We suggest a primary differentiation arises between science and technology conceived as social constructions, and is manifested in the greater urgency shown by the "scientific" community towards the disclosure of newly acquired information. Scientists, qua scientists, may be thought to be devoted to the growth of the stock of knowledge as a public consumption good, whereas the technological community is concerned with the flow of rents that private parties derive from discoveries and inventions. The role of priority as a basis for allocating rewards among scientists, its compatibility with the norm of disclosure, and the ambiguous status of patent systems, are reconsidered from this perspective. Certain ineluctable conflicts between the goals of the two research communities point to the persisting economic need for public subsidies to sustain the scientific attitude
Science reorganized? : post-modern visions of research and the curse of success by Paul A David( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Real income and economic welfare growth in the early republic, or, Another try at getting the American story straight by Paul A David( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
General purpose technologies and surges in productivity : historical reflections on the future of the ICT revolution by Paul A David( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Early twentieth century productivity growth dynamics : an inquiry into the economic history of "our ignorance" by Paul A David( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The origins of American resource abundance by Paul A David( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
American manufacturing exports became increasingly resource-intensive over the very period, roughly 1880-1920, during which the U.S. ascended to the position of world leadership in manufacturing. This paper challenges the simplistic view that the resource-intensity of manufacturing reflected the country's abundant geological endowment of mineral deposits. Instead, it shows that in the century following 1850 the U.S. exploited its natural resource potentials to a far greater extent than other countries and did so across virtually the entire range of industrial minerals. It argues that "natural resource abundance" was an endogenous. "socially constructed" condition that was not geologically pre-ordained. It examines the complex legal, institutional, technological and organizational adaptations that shaped the U.S. supply-responses to the expanding domestic and international industrial demands for minerals and mineral-products. It suggests that the existence of strong "positive feedbacks"--even in the exploitation of depletable resources--was responsible for the explosive growth of the American minerals economy
From keeping 'nature's secrets' to the institutionalization of 'open science' by Paul A David( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Tragedy of the public knowledge "Commons"? : global science, intellectual property and the digital technology boomerang by Paul A David( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Radical legal innovations in intellectual property protection have been introduced by the little noticed European Database Directive of March 1996. This initiative, part of the larger institutional transformations initiated in response to the economic ramifications of rapid progress in digital information technologies, poses numerous contentious issues in law and economics. These are likely to create ambiguities for business and non-profit activities in this area for years to come, and the terms on which those issues are resolved will materially affect the costs and organizational feasibility of scientific projects that are of global reach and significance. This is the case especially in fields such as geology, oceanography and climatology, which depend heavily upon the collection, management and analysis of large volumes of observational data that cannot be regenerated. More generally the conduct of open, collaborative science - along with many of the benefits that flow from it for the developed and the developing economies alike - may be seriously jeopardized by the consequences of the new database protections. This raises the spectre of a new and different "tragedy of the commons," one created by continuing the unbalanced pressure to extract greater economic rents by means of controlling access to information. "Over-fencing," which is to say, the erection of artificial cost barriers to the production of reliable public knowledge by means of reliable public knowledge, threatens the future of "the public knowledge commons" that historically has proved critically important for rapid advance in science and technology. The paper sets out the economic case for the effectiveness of open, collaborative research, and the forces behind the recent, countervailing rush to strengthen and expand the scope of intellectual property rights protection
De la péritonite simulant l'étranglement interne & de son traitement by Paul A David( Book )
3 editions published in 1878 in French and held by 4 libraries worldwide
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David, P. A.
David, P. A. 1935-
David, P. A. (Paul A.)
David, P. A. (Paul A.), 1935-
David, Paul
David, Paul A.
David, Paul Allan
David, Paul Allan 1935-
Paul A. David Amerikaans econoom
Paul A. David amerikansk ekonom
Paul A. David amerikansk økonom
Paul David
Paul David US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler und Hochschullehrer
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