The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Salter, Wilfred Edward Graham (1929–1963)

  • Malcolm R. Fisher
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When Salter died in Pakistan at the very early age of 35 he had already established himself as an authority on technical progress and productivity change, both theoretically and empirically. A graduate of the University of Western Australia, and Clare College, Cambridge (where he won the much-coveted Stevenson Prize), his PhD thesis was to become his most cited work – Productivity and Technical Change (1960).

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  • Malcolm R. Fisher
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