Discussion Papers

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2017-04-01
09:11
In the Western world the voices calling for a secular society have grown ever louder over the last three centuries. In addition to these normative advocates, various soc [...]
2003 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2017-04-01
14:57
The paper will discuss some aspects of the context in which Smith wrote and its relevance for understanding Smith's fundamental assumptions. By fundamental assumptions, I [...]
2004 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2017-04-01
14:54
This paper examines the sources of total factor productivity growth (TFP) in New Zealand's manufacturing industries over the period 1978-98 and over various sub-periods. [...]
2004 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2017-04-01
15:17
The paper will discuss the theological foundation to Smith's writings. Teleology, final causes and divine design were initially seen as central to understanding Smith's w [...]
2004 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2017-04-01
15:04
This paper analyses regression of two independent stationary panels with cross-sectional dependence. It is shown that the pooling least squares (PLS) estimator converges [...]
2003 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2017-04-01
14:18
Lisa Hill has recently provided a new assessment of Adam Smith which attempts to reveal the 'hidden' theology which underpins his providential or 'optimistic' system of t [...]
2004 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2017-04-01
10:14
The conventional interpretation of Adam Smith is that he is a prophet of commercialism. The liberal capitalist reading of Smith is consistent with the view that history c [...]
2003 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2017-04-01
15:09
Given that around 20 percent of the members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) are identified as least developed countries (LDC's), global trade negotiations, resumed [...]
2004 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2017-04-01
08:54
Adam Smith's four-stage theory provides the framework for his writings on history. The fourth stage is the commercial epoch; the culmination of history in this stage is a [...]
2003 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2017-04-01
12:19
This paper contributes to the recent empirical debate about the effectiveness of the GATT and the WTO in promoting trade. We use gravity models to explore the impact of t [...]
2004 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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