Modeling Growing Economies in Equilibrium and Disequilibrium

Kelley AC, Sanderson WC, & Williamson JG (1983). Modeling Growing Economies in Equilibrium and Disequilibrium. Durham: Duke University Press. ISBN 0-8223-0567-4

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Abstract

The papers in this volume were presented and discussed at a meeting held at IIASA. The meeting's goals were to stimulate interaction and collaboration, and to encourage setting research priorities for the future.

Indeed, it is in this latter area where the meeting appeared to yield some of its greatest benefits. It became clear from the deliberations that much needs to be done to better specify the microfoundations of general equilibrium models. More realistic specifications of "conflict resolution" in resource allocation, in both market and nonmarket economies, need to be developed. Equally importantly, much work is required to explore the role of economic disequilibrium in economic growth and development. "Equilibrium" and "disequilibrium" are positive, not normative concepts; neither view is right or wrong; neither will necessarily yield desired social outcomes at all stages of development, or across all regions. Rather, they yield quite different outcomes, which themselves should be subjects for scientific inquiry. The meeting pointed out the potential for expanding the conceptions of general equilibrium modeling to incorporate elements of disequilibrium analysis, so that this framework may not only be increasingly relevant to Eastern countries, but so that the possibilities of East-West interaction on critical aspects of resource allocation and economic growth can be enhanced.

Item Type: Book
Research Programs: General Research (GEN)
Bibliographic Reference: Duke University Press, Durham, NC, USA [1983]
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Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:52
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2016 12:15
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/2142

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