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Title

Path Dependence

Author

Douglas Puffert

Categories

Economic History
Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth

Type

Article

Description

Several of the most prominent path-dependent features of the economy are technical standards, such as the "QWERTY" standard typewriter (and computer) keyboard and the "standard gauge" of railway track -- i.e., the width between the rails. The case of QWERTY has been particularly controversial and is discusses in this article.

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http://www.eh.net/encyclopedia/?article=puffert.path.dependence

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