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Economic Transformations


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Foreword: The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and this Book Preface: Why Another Book on Growth? Acknowledgements GROWTH, TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE AND GENERAL PURPOSE TECHNOLOGIES 1: Technology as Revolution 2: Two Views of Economic Processes 3: A Structuralist Evolutionary Decomposition 4: Technology and Technological Change 5: * A Survey of GPTs in Western History: Part I 10,000 BC to 1450 AD 6: A Survey Of GPTs in Western History: Part II 1450 to 2010 THE TRANSITION TO SUSTAINED GROWTH 7: The Emergence of Sustained Extensive Growth in the West 8: Why Not Elsewhere? 9: Population Dynamics: Extensive and Intensive Growth Related 10: The Emergence of Sustained Intensive Growth in the West MODELLING SUSTAINED GPT-DRIVEN GROWTH 11: * GPTs and Related Concepts in the Literature 12: Scale Economies in Economic Growth 13: : Appreciative Theories of GPTs 14: Formal Models Of GPT-Driven Sustained Growth: The Base Line Model 15: * Formal Models of GPT-Driven Sustained Growth: Extensions and Applications POLICY 16: Technology Enhancement Policy: Theory and Evidence 17: Assessing Technology Enhancement Policies

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Dr. Richard G. Lipsey is currently a Professor Emeritus of Economics at Simon Fraser University. He received his B.A. from U.B.C. in 1951, M.A. from Toronto in 1953 and PhD from London School of Economics in 1957. He has held a chair in Economics at the London School of Economics and was chairman of the Department of Economics and dean of the Faculty of Social Science at the new University of Essex, England from 1964 to 1970. From 1970 to 1986, he was Sir Edward Peacock Professor of Economics, Queen's University. From 1983 to 1989, he was Senior Economic Advisor for the C.D. Howe Institute. From 1989 until 2002 he was a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research where he organised and participated in a large-scale, international research project on Economic Growth and Policy. He has held visiting professorships at the Universities of California at Berkeley, Colorado, Yale, UBC, Manchester, and City University (London). Dr. Kenneth I. Carlaw is currently Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Dr. Carlaw received his B.A. (1992), M.A. (1994) and Ph.D. (2000) from Simon Fraser University, Canada. Dr. Carlaw has held a lecturer position at the University of Canterbury from 2000 to 2002. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University in 2003. Dr. Carlaw has published over 25 articles on aspects of economic growth, technological change, productivity and policy. Dr. Clifford T. Bekar is Associate Professor of Economics, Lewis and Clark College.

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