North-Holland, Elsevier, 1999 Dec, 268 pages
Professor of Economics
Head, Forum Macro of Israel
Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Brezis, E. S., & Temin, P. (1999). Elites, Minorities and Economic Growth (pp. 268 pages). North-Holland, Elsevier.
Brezis, Elise S., and Peter Temin. Elites, Minorities and Economic Growth. North-Holland, Elsevier, 1999.
Brezis, Elise S., and Peter Temin. Elites, Minorities and Economic Growth. North-Holland, Elsevier, 1999, pp. 268 pages.
This book examines the relationship between elites, minorities, and economic growth. The novelty of the book lies in its focus on the interaction between social and economic changes during economic growth. This is an undeveloped subject because it crosses disciplinary lines.
The first part of the book contains essays on the role of economic and political elites in America, Europe and the Middle East. The second part of the book contains essays on the role of minorities in past and present industrialization in Europe and Asia. And the final part contains more theoretical approaches that build on the historical essays earlier in the volume.
Elites, Minorities and Economic Growth is particularly useful for macroeconomists interested in economic growth, economic historians, sociologists interested in elites, minorities and social mobility and historians of industrialization and economic growth.
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1. Elites, Minorities and Economic Growth in an Interdisciplinary Perspective
Elise S. Brezis and Peter Temin
2. The American Business Elite in Historical Perspective
3. Business Dynasties in Britain and France
4. Elites and Civil Societies in the Middle East
5. The Recruitment and Role of Elites in Israel
6. Elites, Ethnic Mobilizations and Democracy in Postcommunist Europe
7. Two Waves of Professionalization of the Hungarian Economic Elite
8. Don't Beat Up the Little Guys
David S. Landes
9. How do Minorities Become Elites?
10. The Jews, the English Industrial Revolution, Technological Innovations and the Sciences
11. The Weber Thesis and the Jews
William D. Rubinstein
12. The Role of the Chinese Minorities in the Economic Development of Southeast Asian Countries
Eliezer B. Ayal
13. The Memberships Theory of Inequality: Ideas and Implications
Steven N. Durlauf
14. Invention and Rebellion: Why do Innovations Occur at all? An Evolutionary Approach
15. The Democratization of Political Elites and the Decline in Inequality in Modern Economic Growth
Moshe Justman and Mark Gradstein
16. Elites and the Economics of Political Radicalism: Evidence from Oldham, 1841-1852
Adam Klug and Carmel Nadav
17. Elite Schools, Circulation of Elites and Economic Development: the ENA Case
Elise S. Brezis and François Crouzet