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Rates of Return on Capital: An International Comparison

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    Estimated stocks of capital per worker differ by fifty-fold between the ten richest and ten poorest nations. The stock of human capital per adult at the lower levels of schooling differs by 4.7 times between these two groups of countries, and by 56 times at the third level. Estimated marginal rates of return on capital are 15, 24, and 21 percent for the high, middle, and low income countries respectively. Development assistance capital is estimated to yield a 47 percent rate of return for the low income countries, over three times the return on domestically produced capital in these countries. Copyright 1989 by WWZ and Helbing & Lichtenhahn Verlag AG

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    Volume (Year): 42 (1989)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 203-17

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    1. Wang, Zhimin & Mathur, Ike, 2011. "Return on capital analysis: U.S.-based multinational corporations versus U.S. domestic corporations," Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Elsevier, vol. 21(4), pages 191-207, October.
    2. Mendis, Patrick, 1995. "Capitalism In Human Scale: Are There "Virtuous Circles" In Economic Growth And Human Development In Achieving A Newly Industrialized Country Status?," Staff Papers 13901, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics.
    3. Lourens Broersma & Jan Oosterhaven, 2005. "Regional Labour Productivity in The Netherlands - Diversification and Agglomeration Economies," ERSA conference papers ersa05p31, European Regional Science Association.

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