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Maximizing National Product by the Choice of Industries



    (Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.)


The purpose of this paper is to bridge a communication gap between economists and public opinion. It is the author's answer to a stubborn misunderstanding. He shows why in the early phases of development concentration on labour-intensive activities maximizes national product and, consequently, the possibility to grow. An additional argument in favour of such a policy is that it contribu tes maximally to reducing unemployment.

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  • Jan Tinbergen, 1982. "Maximizing National Product by the Choice of Industries," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 21(2), pages 93-103.
  • Handle: RePEc:pid:journl:v:21:y:1982:i:2:p:93-103

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