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Brezis, Elise S.

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Works: 25 works in 62 publications in 1 language and 400 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HD75, 339.22
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Most widely held works by Elise S Brezis
Elites, minorities, and economic growth ( Book )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Immigration, investment, and real wages by Elise S Brezis ( Book )
11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a country is the recipient of large-scale, politically motivated immigration -- as has been the case for Israel in recent years -- the initial impact is to reduce real wages. Over the longer term, however, the endogenous response of investment, together with increasing returns, may well actually increase real earnings. If immigration itself is not wholly exogenous, but responds to real wages, there may be multiple equilibria. That is, optimism or pessimism about the success of the economy at absorbing immigrants may constitute a self-fulfilling prophecy
Technology and the life cycle of cities by Elise S Brezis ( Book )
9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During times of major technological change leading cities are often overtaken by upstart metropolitan areas. Such upheavals may be explained if the advantage of established urban centers rests on localized learning-by-doing. When a new technology for which this accumulated experience is irrelevant is introduced, older centers prefer to stay with a technology in which they are more efficient. New centers, however, turn to the new technology, and are competitive despite the raw state of that technology because of their lower land rents and wages. Over time, as the new technology matures, the established cities are overtaken
Leapfrogging : a theory of cycles in national technological leadership by Elise S Brezis ( Book )
8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Much recent work has suggested that endogenous technological change tends to reinforce the position of the leading nations. Yet from time to time this leadership role shifts. We suggest a mechanism that explains this pattern of -leapfrogging- as a response to occasional major changes in technology. When such a change occurs, leading nations may have no incentive to adopt the new ideas; given their extensive experience with older technologies, the new ideas do not initially seem to be an improvement. Lagging nations, however, have less experience; the new techniques offer them an opportunity to use their lower wages, to break into the market. If the new techniques eventually prove to be more productive than the old, there is a reversal of leadership
Political institutions and economic reforms in Central and Eastern Europe : a snowball effect by Elise S Brezis ( )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The purpose of this paper is to analyze the elements that can lead to a snowball effect during the process of transition. We develop a political economy model showing that when rulers of a country in one region opt for resigning and moving over to democratic rule, the other countries in the region are influenced to do the same. In other words, the decision of one country influences the type of equilibrium chosen by other countries in the region. A snowball effect is thus produced that reinforces the path to privatization. Our analysis defines parameters in the technology of political repression of one country that may be affected by decisions in neighboring countries. Regional political spillovers affecting these parameters are conducive to snowball effects."--Editor
The rate of repression, allocations to consumption and Communist regime collapse by Elise S Brezis ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The role of higher education institutions : recruitment of elites and economic growth : presented at CESifo Venice Summer Institute, Workshop on Institutions and Growth, July 2004 by Elise S Brezis ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The aim of this paper is to examine the evolution of recruitment of elites and to investigate the nature of the links between recruitment of elites and economic growth. The main change that occurred in the way the Western world trained its elites is that meritocracy became the basis for their recruitment. Although meritocratic selection should result in the best being chosen, we show that meritocratic recruitment actually leads to class stratification and auto-recruitment. We analyze the consequences of stratification resulting from meritocratic selection for the development of a country, and show that these consequences are dependent upon the type of technological changes occurring in the country
Price level determinacy and the choice of policy targets under rational expectations by Elise S Brezis ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economic cooperation and conflict resolution : Europe and the Middle East ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"L'Union Européenne est probablement l'un des meilleurs exemples dans l'histoire des résultats positifs de la coopération économique qui dans le temps amène à une harmonisation croissante parmi les états-nations. La question est de voir si la dynamique qui s'est produite en Europe est un phénomène qu'on pourrait exporter en d'autres pays ou en d'autres régions [...]"--Editor
Non-linear geographics and the economics of transition and democratization by Elise S Brezis ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economic cooperation and conflict resolution : Europe and the Middle East by Elise S Brezis ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leapfrogging in international competition : a theory of cycles in national technological leadership by Elise S Brezis ( )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why are the transition paths in China and Eastern Europe different? A political economy perspective by Elise S Brezis ( )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The role of higher education institutions : recruitment of elites and economic growth ( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The aim of this paper is to examine the evolution of recruitment of elites and to investigate the nature of the links between recruitment of elites and economic growth. The main change that occurred in the way the Western world trained its elites is that meritocracy became the basis for their recruitment. Although meritocratic selection should result in the best being chosen, we show that meritocratic recruitment actually leads to class stratification and autorecruitment. We analyze the consequences of stratification resulting from meritocratic selection for the development of a country, and show that these consequences are dependent upon the type of technological changes occurring in the country
Brain drain and development traps by Jean-Pascal Bénassy ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Fertility, non-altruism and economic growth : industrialization in the nineteenth century ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Changes in the recruitment and education of the power elites in twentieth century Western democracies ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Globalization and the emergence of a transnational oligarchy by Elise S Brezis ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The aim of this paper is to examine the evolution of recruitment of elites due to globalization. In the last century, the main change that occurred in the way the Western world trained its elites is that meritocracy became the basis for their recruitment. Although meritocratic selection should result in the best being chosen, we show that meritocratic recruitment may actually lead to class stratification and auto-recruitment. In this paper, I show that due to globalization, the stratification effect will be even stronger. Globalization will bring about the formation of an international technocratic elite with its own culture, norms, ethos, and identity, as well as its private clubs like the Davos World Economic Forum. We face the emergence of a transnational oligarchy. -- globalization ; education ; elites ; meritocracy ; recruitment ; social mobility
Population dynamics and economic growth : should we adopt different frameworks for poor and rich countries? by Elise S Brezis ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
From the canonical model of Becker onward, models of population dynamics have been based on assumptions which fit the family structure of developed countries. The aim of this paper is to develop a framework that fits the family structure of poor countries. The building blocks of the model incorporate elements essential to the determination of population dynamics in poor countries, i.e., child labor, intergenerational flows from children to parents, and the effects of child labor on children's health. The main result of this paper is that the correlation between economic growth and fertility rates runs in inverse directions for poor and rich countries. -- child labor ; health deterioration ; intergenerational transfers ; fertility rates
Changes in the training of the power elites in Western Europe by Elise S Brezis ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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