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The economics of increasing returns

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Published by Edward Elgar in Cheltenham, UK, Northampton, MA .
Written in English


  • Economies of scale,
  • Industrial productivity,
  • Equilibrium (Economics)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and name index.

Statementedited by Geoffrey Heal.
SeriesThe international library of critical writings in economics -- 110, An Elgar reference collection
ContributionsHeal, G. M.
LC ClassificationsHD69.S5 E265 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvii, 598 p. :
Number of Pages598
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15472861M
ISBN 101858981603
LC Control Number99032857

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Recognizing increasing returns disrupts much of the established wisdom in economic analysis, making money non-neutral, equity conflict with freedom, and encouraging goods with increasing returns efficient. This book discusses these problems and ways they can be handled, helping to explain phenomena in the real : Palgrave Macmillan UK. The appropriate framework for increasing returns problems was random and dynamic. Arthur's original paper on this was turned down by 4 top journals over a period of 6 years. Increasing returns seemed rare and esoteric—not quite "economics." Finally the paper was published in the Economic . Part 2 analyses the implications of increasing returns and the associated non-perfect competition on some macro problems like the effects of nominal aggregate demand on output and the price level. Part 3 analyses the relationships of information, returns to scale, and issues of resources and trade. Other topics covered are regional economics under increasing returns, learning in economics, nonlinear Polya processes, and the history of economic thought on increasing returns. Some of these articles are downloadable from my papers page. Here is my preface to the book. And here is Kenneth J. Arrow's foreword to the book.

INCREASING RETURNS But now let the society spend a higher fraction of income on nonag- ricultural goods and services; let the factory system and eventually mass production emerge, and with them economies of large-scale production; and let canals, railroads, and finally automobiles lower transportation Size: KB. Definition and Explanation: The law of increasing returns is also called the law of diminishing costs. The law of increasing return states that: "When more and more units of a variable factor is employed, while other factor remain fixed, there is an increase of production at a higher rate. of increasing returns that are external to the firm was vacuous, an "empty economic box" (Knight ). Following Smith, Marshall, and Young, most authors justified the existence of increasing returns on the basis of increasing specialization and the division of labor. It is. The law of increasing returns generally applies to manufacturing industries. Here man is not hampered by nature. He goes ahead and benefits from all sorts of economies, both internal and external.

Sidebar to Jakob Nielsen 's column on increasing returns for websites.. Much of human economic activity suffers from diminishing example, in farming, the farmer will first farm the most fertile land with the most valuable crops. Prof. Arthur's book Increasing Returns and Path Dependence in the Economy is a collection of Arthur's papers published in the s and s. As the title suggests, the papers cover two areas that are abhorrent to classical economics: increasing returns and path dependence.   The Economics of Inequality and millions of other books are available for instant access. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.4/4(32).   Q = 2K + 3L: To determine the returns to scale, we will begin by increasing both K and L by m. Then we will create a new production function Q’. We will compare Q’ to Q.Q’ = 2(K*m) + 3(L*m) = 2*K*m + 3*L*m = m(2*K + 3*L) = m*Q After factoring, we can replace (2*K + 3*L) with Q, as we were given that from the : Mike Moffatt.