Albert O. Hirschman
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Who is Albert O. Hirschman?
Albert O. Hirschman a.k.a. Albert Otto Hirschman was an influential economist and the author of several books on political economy and political ideology. His first major contribution was in the area of development economics. Here he emphasized the need for unbalanced growth. Because developing countries are short of decision making skills, he argued that disequilibria should be encouraged to stimulate growth and help mobilize resources. Key to this was encouraging industries with a large number of linkages to other firms.
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The Development Dictionary (1992)
A Guide to Knowledge as Power by Wolfgang Sachs
Albert O. Hirschman. Strategy of Economic Development. New Haven: Yale University Press 1958: Raymond ...
by Craig Calhoun, Oxford University Press
Political scientist Albert O. Hirschman (Exit, Voice, and Loyalty, 1970) has characterized this in terms of a market situation: where exit costs are low, actors can abandon a product, firm, or other unsatisfactory situation. Where exit costs are high ...
by Thomas M. Leonard
The general situation led economist Albert O. Hirschman to come up with the idea of economic "linkages." Hirschman pointed out that developing economies needed to consider production as a whole process, not just as producing the final ...
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