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Technological Innovation and Economic Performance : Council on Foreign Relations Book - Benn Steil

Technological Innovation and Economic Performance

Council on Foreign Relations Book

By: Benn Steil (Editor), David G. Victor (Editor), Richard R. Nelson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 3rd February 2002
ISBN: 9780691090917
Number Of Pages: 488

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Information technology accounts for over one-third of recent U.S. GDP growth and nearly two-thirds of corporate capital investment. ''The New Economy'' appears omnipresent, but little is actually known about its workings.

This seminal volume brings together the research and critical thinking of many of the world's top macro and micro economists to provide a unique, multifaceted perspective. Through the use of detailed, up-to-date country and industry studies, this book provides the most authoritative and detailed analysis ever assembled into the causes of technological innovation and its relationship to economic performance. The country studies cover the United States, Japan, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and the Nordic states. Nine industry studies examine the Internet, computers and semiconductors, banking, securities trading, venture capital, energy, agricultural biotechnology, pharmaceutical biotechnology, and automobiles.

Commissioned and brought together for the research project by the world-renowned Council on Foreign Relations, the authors have produced one of the most important compendia in applied economics to be published in recent times.

The contributors are Charles Calomiris, Ian Domowitz, Robert Evenson, Charles Fine, Robert Gordon, Richard Langlois, Josh Lerner, Markku Malkamaki, Patrick Messerlin, Joel Mokyr, David Mowery, Richard R. Nelson, Stephen Nickell, Gary Pisano, Adam Posen, Daniel Raff, Horst Siebert, Timothy Simcoe, Benn Steil, Michael Stolpe, John Van Reenen, David Victor, and Matti Viren.

Contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Introduction and Overviewp. 3
Innovation in an Historical Perspective: Tales of Technology and Evolutionp. 23
Country Studiesp. 47
The United Statesp. 49
Japanp. 74
Germanyp. 112
Francep. 148
The United Kingdomp. 178
The Nordic Countriesp. 200
Industry Studiesp. 227
The Internetp. 229
Computers and Semiconductorsp. 265
Banking and Financial Intermediationp. 285
Securities Tradingp. 314
Venture Capitalp. 327
Pharmaceutical Biotechnologyp. 347
Agricultural Biotechnologyp. 367
Electric Powerp. 385
Automobilesp. 416
Bibliographyp. 433
Author Indexp. 454
Subject Indexp. 459
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ISBN: 9780691090917
ISBN-10: 0691090912
Series: Council on Foreign Relations Book
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 488
Published: 3rd February 2002
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.38 x 17.65  x 3.23
Weight (kg): 0.82