Agricultural Technical Progress and the Development of a Dual Economy

  • Thorsten Wichmann

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Thorsten Wichmann
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  3. Thorsten Wichmann
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  4. Thorsten Wichmann
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  5. Thorsten Wichmann
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  7. Thorsten Wichmann
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 180-194

About this book


A two-sector model of a developing country consisting of agriculture and industry is presented. Growth and structural change are discussed in variants with exogenous as well as endogenous technical progress, algebraically and by numerical simulations. Consequences from taking into account peculiarities of food production and consumption are analyzed. These include technology adoption in agriculture, Engel's law and a relationship between the level of nutrition and productivity.


Economic Development Economic Growth Entwicklungsökonomie Technologietransfer Technology Transfer Wachstumstheorie science and technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Thorsten Wichmann
    • 1
  1. 1.FB14 Wirtschaft und ManagementTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-0960-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-46994-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
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