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

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The Science of Economic Development and Growth outlines a new theoretical framework -- one employing scientific method and reasoning -- through which to study and plan for the economic development of poor countries.

This new theory is presented in three parts: first, a full discussion of how countries like the U.S. were able to develop; second, the author proposes that there is a third dimension to understanding growth and development -- material -- which must be considered along with labor and capital; third, the book shows how capital accumulation -- long thought to be a necessary precursor to growth and economic expansion -- is not only unnecessary but can actually lead to "economic hemorrhage", as was the case during the Asian economic crisis.

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Contents

Taking Stock
3
Science and Economic Development
35
Theory of Factor Proportions
67
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CEO of Colechurch International Limited, a consultancy based in London.

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