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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Economics and Sociology (1990)
Redefining Their Boundaries : Conversations with Economists and Sociologists by Richard Swedberg
Albert O. Hirschman is the author of several outstanding works in which economic problems are analyzed from an interdisciplinary perspective.1 The most famous of these is probably Exit, Voice, and Loyalty, but The Passions and the Interests, ...
The Development Dictionary (2010)
A Guide to Knowledge as Power by Wolfgang Sachs
Paul Baran, The Political Economy of Growth, New York: Monthly Review Press, 1957; Gunnar Myrdal, Economic Theory and Underdeveloped Regions, London: Duckworth, 1957; Albert O. Hirschman, Strategy of Economic Development, ...
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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ALBERT O. HIRSCHMAN See also Tiebout hypothesis.
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 ...
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