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Openness and Development

Yearbook of Economic and Social Relations 1996

  • Franz Peter Lang
  • Renate Ohr
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Part of the Studies in Contemporary Economics book series (CONTEMPORARY)

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Openness and development are key words of central importance in describing the dynamism within the present world economy. Openness denotes the entire process of internationalization and liberalization now underway in the commodity markets, factor markets and financial mar­ kets. Today there is hardly anational economy or company left which can afIord to ignore international dependencies. In the broadest sense of the word, development encompasses an those dynamic endogenous economic processes which create prosperity and a high standard of living via inno­ vation and structural change. Modem economic research has shown that both of these fields of economic causalities - which are themselves afIected by a wide variety of interdependencies - detennine the economic destiny of the national economies and of their actors in the industrial, newly industrializing, transitional and developing countries. The present volume focuses on the significance of these two key words while conveying, at the same time, an impression of the broad spectrum of related issues. It contains papers written by economists working at uni­ versities and research institutes as well as papers submitted by "economic practitioners"; the latter, in particular, provide valuable insights on current issues by taking account of theoretical and practical considerations. Whereas the papers printed in Part I analyze their subjects from a general perspective, the emphasis in Part TI is on specific regional aspects. Part I begins with a theoretical-empirical study on the development of foreign trade.


Eastern Europe Japan Openess Osteuropa economic development exchange rates ökonomische Entwicklung

Editors and affiliations

  • Franz Peter Lang
    • 1
  • Renate Ohr
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für WirtschaftswissenschaftenTU BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre Lehrstuhl für AußenwirtschaftUniversität Hohenheim (520)StuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Openness and Development
  • Book Subtitle Yearbook of Economic and Social Relations 1996
  • Editors Franz P. Lang
    Renate Ohr
  • Series Title Studies in Contemporary Economics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-7908-0958-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-12627-1
  • Series ISSN 1431-8806
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 244
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics International Economics
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