In the report, an empirical test of Albert Hirschman's unbalanced growth hypothesis is reviewed, along with the literature generated by the original findings. The paper is organized in three parts. First, Hirschman's hypothesis is presented, with emphasis on the use of linkage-based market development to overcome constraints in regional planning capabilities. Second, suggested measures of forward and backward linkages are examined. Third, theoretically consistent measures are developed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Urban Studies and Planning, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
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    Economic Development Administration

    Economic Development Administration
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • DiPasquale, D
    • Hill, E W
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313235
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EDA-OER-544-G-77-14
  • Contract Numbers: EDA-OER-544-G-77-14,, EDA-OER-544-G-76-28
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 21 2002 12:00AM