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2010 | 4(337) | 29-49

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EMPIRICAL VERIFICATION OF THE CENTRE-PERIPHERY THEORY (Empiryczna weryfikacja teorii centrum - peryferie)

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The article recreates and verifies the basic theses of the centre-periphery theory. 1. The profitability of the leading products decreases over time and their production is transferred to the peripheries - confirmed thesis. 2. This brings profits not only to investors but also to the societies of the central states; it counteracts the fall of the standard of living of groups affected by unemployment or reduction of real wages and is indirectly conducive to political stabilization of the centre states - confirmed thesis. 3. Capitalism in the centre is of a financial nature - based on speculation - confirmed thesis. 4. Financial capitalism does not finance the real sphere and contributes to economic stagnation of the centre - unconfirmed thesis. 5. The world financial market serves the exploitation of the periphery - unconfirmed thesis. 6. Financial speculations in the centre contribute to the political destabilization of the periphery - confirmed thesis. 7. The higher the levels of participation of a peripheral state in the international economic system, the greater the losses of the state - unconfirmed thesis. 8. The greater the profits of the central state - unconfirmed thesis. 9. The superior productivity of the hitherto economic hegemonist of the centre - the USA - diminishes successively to the advantage of Western Europe and Japan - unconfirmed thesis.





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  • Janusz T. Hryniewicz, Instytut Zachodni, Instytut Naukowo-Badawczy, 61-854 Poznan, ul. Mostowa 27, Poland


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