This thought-provoking quantity offers essays at the foundations of non-equilibrium economics, i.e. the main of round cumulative causation (CCC). This paintings provides empirical study on how the interaction of technology’s expanding returns to scale, associations, assets, and monetary coverage ends up in virtuous circles of monetary development and improvement, but additionally to vicious circles of social and ecological degradation. specifically, proof is equipped for the $64000 position of the "development nation" and strategic exchange coverage, economies of large-scale construction in production, the nearby point of improvement and community-based source administration regimes. whereas demonstrating CCC’s energy in producing empirical study, the publication additionally presents insights into its philosophical foundations and highbrow history.  numerous essays hint the roots of this full-fledged theoretical framework again to Adam Smith, Classical Political economic system, Thorstein Veblen, Gunnar Myrdal, okay. William Kapp and Nicholas Kaldor.

As the main accomplished selection of the becoming physique of CCC examine thus far, this ebook additionally displays the emergence of an fiscal paradigm for realizing financial dynamics and for crafting workable improvement options for the 21st century. the amount should be of serious curiosity to students of progress and improvement economics, institutional and evolutionary economics, political financial system, and publish Keynesian economics from undergraduate to postgraduate learn levels.

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