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Authors: 
Perälä, Maiju
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2003/38
Abstract: 
This paper extends the history of thought narrative on Allyn Young to recognize the close relationship that the classical growth theory has with the early development theory, as Young’s externalities-fuelled, cumulative growth process influenced the theoretical thought of the early development theory pioneers, Paul Rosenstein-Rodan and Ragnar Nurkse. The conditions that prevent the development of underdeveloped regions, indivisibilities and inelasticities of supplies and demands, represent the breakdown of the conditions that Young highlights as necessary for self-sustaining growth to occur. Hence, Young’s cumulative growth process underlies the view of these early development theorists, though their focus is on the malfunctioning and restarting of this process.
Subjects: 
classical growth theory
development theory
cumulative growth
externalities
Allyn Young
Paul Rosenstein-Rodan
Ragnar Nurkse
JEL: 
B12
B29
B31
ISBN: 
9291904597
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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