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Escaping Satiation

The Demand Side of Economic Growth

Editors: Witt, Ulrich (Ed.)

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The collection of papers presented in this special issue arose out of two events. The first was the symposium "Escaping Satiation - Increasing Product Variety, Preference Change and the Demand Side of Economic Growth" which was held at the Max Planck Institute in Jena, Germany, in December 1997. The Fritz Thyssen Foundation provided financial support for this seminal symposium which is gratefully acknowledged. Wilhelm Ruprecht was of great help in preparing the symposium and I would like to express my gratitude to hirn on this occasion. Many stimulating exchanges with hirn over the past few years while he was a research associate at the Institute working on long term changes in consumption convinced me of the relevance and importance of this problem for understanding modem economic growth. I also owe thanks to many people who encouraged me to go ahead with the symposium, among them Stanley Metcalfe, Carl Christian von Weizsäcker, and also Ehud Zuscovitch, who died so unexpectedly last year.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Consumption, demand, and economic growth — an introduction

    Witt, Ulrich

    Pages 1-10

  • Cognition, imagination and institutions in demand creation

    Loasby, Brian J.

    Pages 13-27

  • Learning to consume — A theory of wants and the growth of demand

    Witt, Ulrich

    Pages 29-42

  • Consumption, preferences, and the evolutionary agenda

    Metcalfe, J. S.

    Pages 43-64

  • The demand for distinction and the evolution of the prestige car

    Swann, G. M. Peter

    Pages 65-81

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Escaping Satiation
Book Subtitle
The Demand Side of Economic Growth
Editors
  • Ulrich Witt
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-04528-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-04528-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-42086-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07563-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 197
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