List of tables and figures; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Part I. Economic Systems: 1. Reflections on economic development; 2. Poor old capitalism: a review article; 3. The blind men and the elephant: an essay on isms; Part II. Economic growth and productivity: 4. On the measurement of technological change; 5. On total productivity and all that: a review article; 6. Economic growth and productivity in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan in the post-war period (with S. M. Eddie, B. H. Herrick, P. M. Hohenberg, M. D. Intrilligator, and I. Miyamoto); 7. An index-number tournament; 8. On the measurement of comparative efficiency; Part III. Soviet Economics: 9. Special features of industrialization in planned economies: a comparison between the Soviet Union and the United States; 10. The Soviet collective farm as a producer cooperative; 11. On the optimal compensation of a socialist manager; Part IV. Slavery and Serfdom: 12. The causes of slavery or serfdom: a hypothesis; 13. On the profitability of Russian serfdom (with M. J. Machina); 14. Were Russian serfs overcharged for their land by the 1861 Emancipation? the history of one historical table; Index.
This book contains fourteen of Professor Domar's principal papers beginning with 'On the measurement of Technological Change' published in 1961.