The Australian plastics industry : an economic analysis of technical change
Marsden, John Sidney
This thesis is a quantitative study of the Australian plastics
industry in the period 1945/46 to 1967/68. A feature of the study is
the construction of an econometric model of the industry.
Particular attention is paid to the role of technical change in the
industry's growth. An index of technology is derived from patents data
and used in the model to measure explicitly the effect of technical
change on both the demand for plastics goods and the demand for factor
inputs. This analysis is...[Show more]
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