Technological and Social Factors in Long Term Fluctuations

Proceedings of an International Workshop Held in Siena, Italy, December 16–18, 1986

  • Massimo Di Matteo
  • Richard M. Goodwin
  • Alessandro Vercelli
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 321)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-IX
  2. Theoretical Approaches

  3. Applied Analyses

  4. Methodological and Historical Perspectives

    1. Peter Rappoport, Lucrezia Reichlin
      Pages 305-331
    2. Bengt-Ake Lundvall
      Pages 332-352
    3. Gerhard Hanappi
      Pages 353-383
    4. Massimo Di Matteo
      Pages 403-418
  5. Back Matter
    Pages N5-N7

About these proceedings


1. The Idea behind the workshop was that of calling attention to the necessity of studying long term tendencies In economic growth. We believe that actual growth processes In capitalistic economies are not smooth phenomena and also that the evolution of the economy Is characterized by long term fluctuations as well as by trade cycles. It Is now common place to argue that this point of view was revived after 1973 In consequence of the economic difficulties experienced by Industrialized countries while It has a much older origin as Its roots can be pushed back at least to the Great Depression of the 1930's. In preparing this workshop we selected two main approaches (as reflected In the title of this book) that have been proposed In the last ten years to deal with the causes of long term fluctuations, namely the ··technologlcal"' (or neo­ SchumpeterlanLapproach and the "'social"' approsch. What follows Is simply a rough characterization of the existing theoretical positions and It Is not meant to be an exhaustive one. The Interested reader will Immediately see that there are many differentiated positions by looking at the arguments contained In each contribution.


Schumpeter demography econometrics economic history institutions political economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Massimo Di Matteo
    • 1
  • Richard M. Goodwin
    • 1
  • Alessandro Vercelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political EconomyUniversity of SienaSienaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-50663-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-48360-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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