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Gurzil Dispels the Darkness

Subject: Religion

(Libya) Gurzil, the sun god, was worshiped among the Huwwara of Tripolitania well into the eleventh century, long after the Arab conquest. This deity was a protector, a guide, ...

Exports and Export Policy

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The New Oxford Companion to Economics in India (3 ed.)

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2012

...of the export-promotion strategy is related to its growth-augmenting impact. The earlier export pessimism, which was apprehensive of export-led growth of primary products because of low elasticity of demand and the resultant decline in terms of trade, has been convincingly dispelled thanks to the success of some of the Asian countries in the last few decades. Major expansion of manufacturing exports has been strongly correlated with growth in productivity and diversity of export items. Product differentiation, economies of scale, and growth in...

Raj Krishna

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The New Oxford Companion to Economics in India (3 ed.)

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2012

...to be quite influential as it demonstrated that the price elasticities of supply for farmers in India were not very different from those estimated for developed countries (for similar crops over similar periods of time). This work ( Krishna 1963 ) was quite definitive in dispelling the notion that supply functions in underdeveloped countries were relatively unresponsive or even vertical. Indian peasants, it seemed, responded to price incentives much like farmers in the West. Returning to India, Raj Krishna joined the Institute of Economic Growth in Delhi....

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