staple theory at 50

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Jan 6, 2014

The Staple Theory at 50: Index of contributions

Jim Stanford
Here for ease of access is a consolidated listing of the contributions to the special series of commentaries marking the 50th anniversary of the publication of Mel Watkins' classic 1963 article.
Blog
Jan 6, 2014
Photo: Mel Watkins

The Staple Theory at 50: Bitumen as a staple

Mel Watkins
We have invited Mel Watkins to provide a rejoinder to the Staple Theory series, reflecting on the significance and evolution of staple theorizing, and engaging as desired with the commentaries.
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Jan 2, 2014
Photo: Mel Watkins

The Staple Theory at 50: Why linkages matter

Jim Stanford
I argue here that Watkins' identification of the importance of fostering stronger backward and forward linkages is still a valid and important tool for Canadians to escape staples dependence.

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