The Rise and Decline of Nations: Economic Growth, Stagflation, and Social Rigidities

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Yale University Press, 1982 - Business & Economics - 273 pages
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The years since World War II have seen rapid shifts in the relative positions of different countries and regions. Leading political economist Mancur Olson offers a new and compelling theory to explain these shifts in fortune and then tests his theory against evidence from many periods of history and many parts of the world.
 

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Contents

The Logic
17
The Implications
36
The Developed Democracies Since World War II
75
Jurisdictional Integration and Foreign Trade
118
Inequality Discrimination and Development
146
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