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Escaping Satiation : The Demand Side of Economic Growth - Ulrich Witt

Escaping Satiation

The Demand Side of Economic Growth

By: Ulrich Witt (Editor)

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The collection of papers presented in this special issue arose out of two events. The first was the symposium "Escaping Satiation - Increasing Product Variety, Preference Change and the Demand Side of Economic Growth" which was held at the Max Planck Institute in Jena, Germany, in December 1997. The Fritz Thyssen Foundation provided financial support for this seminal symposium which is gratefully acknowledged. Wilhelm Ruprecht was of great help in preparing the symposium and I would like to express my gratitude to hirn on this occasion. Many stimulating exchanges with hirn over the past few years while he was a research associate at the Institute working on long term changes in consumption convinced me of the relevance and importance of this problem for understanding modem economic growth. I also owe thanks to many people who encouraged me to go ahead with the symposium, among them Stanley Metcalfe, Carl Christian von Weizsacker, and also Ehud Zuscovitch, who died so unexpectedly last year.

Consumption, demand, and economic growth - an introductionp. 1
Economic growth and the evolution of preferences Cognition, imagination and institutions in demand creationp. 13
Learning to consume - A theory of wants and the growth of demandp. 29
Consumption, preferences, and the evolutionary agendap. 43
The demand for distinction and the evolution of the prestige carp. 65
Qualitative change and the interactions between demand and supply Demand as a factor in the industrial revolution: A historical notep. 85
Knowledge, consumption, and endogenous growthp. 97
Variety, growth and demandp. 115
The economic contribution of information technology: Towards comparative and user studiesp. 139
The satiation problem
Satiation in an evolutionary model of structural economic dynamicsp. 165
Satiation in an international economyp. 187
List of Contributorsp. 199
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ISBN: 9783540420866
ISBN-10: 354042086X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 197
Published: 18th July 2001
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.43