The broad objectives of theoretical and empirical research at the Economic Growth Center are to understand the process of economic development and growth as well as the associated changes in economic structure. In particular, an understanding of how policies affect that process is necessary for suggesting policies for promoting development. The research is founded on relevant economic theory (micro and macro) and econometric tools. Empirical studies rely on cross-sectional and intertemporal data on micro decision-making units, such as individuals and households, and aggregates, such as nations, interpreted within suitable economic, demographic, and social frameworks. An increasing share of the research involves the study of the behavior of persons, households, and firms, as revealed in sample surveys, and applies the tools of microeconomic theory and associated statistical tools. EGC Discussion Papers report the results of the research efforts of Center members.

EGC faculty, visiting research faculty associated with the EGC and Ph.D. students on the job market wishing to submit a paper to the series should email a completed submission form with the paper to egc[at]yale.edu.

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Papers from 1968

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The Effective Exchange Rate, Employment and Growth in a Foreign Exchange Constrained Economy, Richard R. Nelson

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Economic Development in Historical Perspective, John C. H. Fei and Gustav Ranis

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The Phoenix Risen from the Ashes: Postwar Japan, Hugh T. Patrick

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Export Incentives and Responsiveness of Exports in Pakistan: A Quantitative Analysis, Nurul Islam

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The Content of Development Economics, Lloyd Reynolds

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The Relevance of Illyria for Less Developed Countries, Charles Rockwell

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Devaluation and Aggregate Demand, Richard Cooper

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Technological Transfer, Employment and Development, John C. H. Fei and Gustav Ranis

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Some Implications of Elitist Rule for Economic Development in Colombia, R. Albert Berry

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Japanese Government Macro Policy: Failure in the 1920’s Success (of a Sort) in the 1930’s, Hugh T. Patrick

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Notes on Raising and Allocating Central Government Revenues, Lloyd G. Reynolds

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Import Liberalization and Growth: The Second Post-War Restructuring, Benjamin Cohen and Gustav Ranis

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The Political Economy of the Gold Coast and Ghana, Stephen Hymer

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Interactions Between the Government and the Private Sector: An Analysis of Government Expenditure Policy and the Reflection Ratio, Stephen Hymer and Stephen Resnick

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An International Comparison of the Size and Efficiency of the Yugoslav Plant, Charles Rockwell

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Relative Earnings and Manpower Allocation in Developing Economies, Lloyd G. Reynolds

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Economic Development with Surplus Labor: Some Complications, Lloyd G. Reynolds

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Is Economic Development a Subject?, Lloyd G. Reynolds

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Industrialization, Employment and the Choice of Alternative Vintage Equipment in Less Developed Countries, Howard Pack and Michael Todaro

Papers from 1967

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The Relevance of International Liquidity to Developed Countries, Richard Cooper

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Foreign Assistance and Economic Development Revisited, John C. H. Fei and Gustav Ranis

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Agriculture in the Open Economy, John C.H. Fei and Gustav Ranis

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A Note on Luxury Imports, the Savings Rank and Welfare, R. Albert Berry

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A Note on the Constancy of the Real Wage, Stephen Hymer and Stephen Resnick

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The American Copper Companies and the Chilean Government, 1920-1967: Profile of an Export Sector, Markos Mamalakis

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Negative Personal Saving in the Chilean National Accounts: An Artifact or Reality?, Markos Mamalakis

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Economic Policy Adjustment in Interdependent Economies, Richard Cooper

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Economics of External Borrowing: The Liquidity Constraint and the Two-Gap Models of Foreign Aid, Sunada Sen

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Disequilibrium Systems, Industrialization, and Inflation: The Brazilian Case, Donald Huddle

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Canadian Independence and a Choice for the Third Stephen Hymer World, Brian Van Arkadie

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On the (Social) Elasticity of Marginal Utility from One- Period Consumption, Anisur Rahman

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Notes on the Brazilian Industrialization: Sources of Growth and Structural Change, 1947-1963, Donald Huddle

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Perspective Planning for Economic Maturity: Concepts, Logic and Methodology, Anisur Rahman

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The Supply Response of Agrarian Economies and the Importance of Z Goods, Stephen Resnick and Stephen Hymer

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Urban/Rural Contrast of Consumption Patterns and Consumer Preferences in Yugoslavia, 1963, Charles Rockwell

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The Changing Structure and roles of the Chilean Agricultural Sector, Markos Mamalakis

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Employment Objectives and Economic Development in Africa (with Special References to Nigeria), Charles Frank

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An Analysis of the Financial and Investment Activities of the Chilean Development Corporation: 1939-1964, Markos Mamalakis

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Economic Growth, Foreign Trade and Capital Flows, Charles Frank

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Long-Term Changes in Food Consumption Patterns in Japan, 1878-1964, Hiromitsu Kaneda

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Revised - The Turning Point in the Japanese Economy, Ryoshin Minami

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Urban-Rural Contrast of Consumer Patterns and Consumer Preferences in Post-War Japan, Hiromitsu Kaneda

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The Turning Point in the Japanese Economy, Ryoshin Minami

Papers from 1966

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The Effect of Import Substitution on Foreign Exchange Needs, Saving Rates and Growth in Latin America, Andrea Maneschi and Clark W. Reynolds

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The Export Sector, Stages of Economic Development and the Saving-Investment Process in Latin America, Markos Mamalaki

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The Welfare Economics of External Borrowing, Anisur Rahman

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Urban/Rural Contrast of Consumption Patterns and Consumer Preferences in Japan, 1952-1962, Hiromitsu Kaneda

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The Cobweb Phenomenon in Subsistence Agriculture: A Theoretical Analysis, Vahid Nowshirvani

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The Decision to Own a Foreign Enterprise, Stephen Hymer

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Estimation of Daily Wages in Manufacturing Industries in Pre-War Japan: A Note, Ryoshin Minami

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Comparative Systems, or Comparative Economics, Lloyd G. Reynolds

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Finite-Horizon Planning and Optimizing the Rate of Savings, Anisur Rahman

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Rural-Urban Migration, Agricultural Output, and the Supply Price of Labor in a Labor Surplus Economy, R. Albert Berry and Ronald Soligo

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Some Welfare Aspects of International Migration, R. Albert Berry and Ronald Soligo

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The Financing of the Public Sector in Postwar Japan, Hugh T. Patrick

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The Impact of the Multinational Firm, Stephen Hymer

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On the Accuracy of Peruvian Foreign Trade Statistics, Shane Hunt

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Integer Programming, Marginal Revenue Productivity and Pricing of Resources, Charles Frank

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The Scope of Allocation in the Public Sector, Andrea Manesch

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Agrarianism, Dualism and Economic Development, John C. H. Fei and Gustav Ranis

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The Introduction of Cocoa in the Gold Coast: A Study in the Relations Between African Farmers and Colonial Agricultural Experts, Reginald H. Green and Stephen Hymer