Creating an Internationally Competitive Economy by Harry Bloch, P. Kenyon

By Harry Bloch, P. Kenyon

This ebook incorporates a set of essays through eminent overseas students from Australia, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S. It addresses the problems of globalisation and overseas competitiveness and comprises discussions of industry strength, pageant coverage and the consequences of overseas alternate, globalisation and the labour industry. The participants additionally learn fiscal integration and nearby coverage cooperation, alternate and communications, financial progress, together with export led development and overseas direct funding in constructing nations, and the diffusion of know-how.

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Thus, a measure of product variety and quality could be used Harry Bloch and Peter Kenyon 25 as a measure of international competitiveness in a manner similar to the relative pro®t margin measure. However, there are no reasonable indexes of product variety and quality generally available to be used for this purpose. In the place of direct measures of product variety and quality it is common to use proxy measures that are associated with the production of variety and quality. The most common of these is a measure of technological activity, usually the level of R&D expenditures or the number of scientists and engineers employed.

Also, what is to prevent new knowledge spilling over to other countries? This may lead to free-riding elsewhere in the world, with the ultimate effect of increasing other countries' overall competitiveness at the subsidizing country's expense. Finally, there is the problem of rent-seeking. Opening up the possibility of subsidies or special treatment from government, no matter how welljusti®ed in theory, will immediately give rise to an industry of lobbyists who will expend resources up to the point where the marginal subsidy or bene®t equals the marginal cost of lobbying.

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