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Myth and Paradox of "U.S. Competitiveness" Debate from the End of the World War II to Nowadays


  • Belabes, A.


This paper constitutes the first research that examines the historical origin of the debate about "U.S. competitiveness". It takes a special interest in a "myth" widely spread that concern over "U.S. competitiveness" arose between the beginning of the late 1970s and 1986. In fact, these preoccupations were to take place once at the end of World War II.

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  • Belabes, A., 1999. "Myth and Paradox of "U.S. Competitiveness" Debate from the End of the World War II to Nowadays," G.R.E.Q.A.M. 99c07, Universite Aix-Marseille III.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:aixmeq:99c07

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    JEL classification:

    • B00 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - General - - - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches
    • D2 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • L16 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic Industrial Structure
    • L52 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Industrial Policy; Sectoral Planning Methods


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