Finally, the paper applied the theories of Simon Kuznets
to both empirically assess Saudi Arabian economic development and bridge growth measurements with structural change aspects of economic development.
As stated a half century ago by Simon Kuznets
, "Egypt faces several great obstacles.
, "Economic Structure and Life of the Jews," in The Jews: Their History, Religion, and Culture, ed.
This is not the way Simon Kuznets
would have had it.
Schultz, 1979, Milton Friedman, 1976, and Simon Kuznets
was a Russian born, American economist famous for his Six Characteristics of Economic Development and the related Kuznets' Curve.
(1955) suggested that economic growth may involve a trade-off with income equality, so this dimension needs to be considered as well.
of the NBER accepted the responsibility for producing the first statistics with Robert Martin and Robert Nathan of the Commerce Department as collaborators.
After our move to Baltimore (1955), I became devoted to two quite different men, both historical luminaries -- Fritz Machlup and Simon Kuznets
As Stan Engerman say in his appreciation "As Bob was often reminded by his teacher Simon Kuznets
, there should be several different ways to get at a problem.
In 1955, Simon Kuznets
recognized the inherent dichotomy of development and the parallel process of economic growth and growing inequality at the outset.
On his first day at the Commerce Department, Nathan ran into Simon Kuznets
, one of his professors at Wharton and a future Nobel Laureate, who was working on a joint project of the Commerce Department and the National Bureau of Economic Research to develop the first official estimates of national income for the United States.
In 1935 the National Bureau of Economic Research, at the instigation of Simon Kuznets
, attempted to establish a closer relationship with the economics departments of several leading universities.
The focus on income inequality and economic growth began in the 1950's when Simon Kuznets
(1955) presented his idea of an inverted U relationship between per capita GNP and inequality in the distribution of income.
The recognition of the national accounts is a testimony not only to Nobel laureate Simon Kuznets
and the other economists who participated in their early development, but also to the staff of BEA and its predecessor organizations, who--working with academics, business persons, policy officials, and others--have continually updated and improved the accounts over the years to make them as accurate, useful, and relevant today as they have been since their creation over 60 years ago.