Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Ronald W. Jones, Henryk Kierzkowski
    Pages 1-16
  3. Bjarne S. Jensen, Mogens E. Larsen
    Pages 17-56
  4. Aditya Goenka, Odile Poulsen
    Pages 143-166
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 195-200

About this book


Endogenous growth is examined from the viewpoint of economic history, institutions and international trade. The main results are the following. The variance in institutional quality can be explained by historical differences in biogeographical potential for early agriculture. The expansion of output can lead to dis-agglomeration. The patterns of growth are sensitive to the technology parameters of the capital-good industry. With capital intensive industries, the balanced growth path can exhibit local indeterminacy. Economies integrate, if the productivity of R&D does not vary too much for them. Other aspects examined are the equilibrium of a dynamic multi-sector economy, the political economy of employment protection and the relationship between technological change and the demand for skill-intensive activities.


Arbeitsplatzsicherung Wachstum Wirtschaftspolitik development economic employment protection growth theory political econom/Wachstumstheorie trade theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Tapio Palokangas
    • 1
  • Bjarne S. Jensen
    • 2
  • Dieter Bös
  • Giacomo Corneo
    • 3
  • Reino Hjerppe
    • 4
  • Juha Honkatukia
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of HelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsCopenhagen Business SchoolDenmark
  3. 3.Department of EconomicsFree University of BerlinGermany
  4. 4.VATTHelsinkiFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag/Wien 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-00793-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-211-26650-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0084-537X
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