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H. Phelps-Brown and Sheila V. Hopkins, 'The Course of Wage-Rates in Five Countries, 186o-1939 ',Oxford Economic Papers, ii, 2, June 1950 p. 276. § B. R. Mitchell and Phyllis Deane, Abstract of British Historical Statistics, Cambridge University Press, 1962, pp. 64-65. greatest. It is significant that the absorption of capital by oversea countries was at its height during years when the terms of trade were moving against them. Those who believe that the terms of trade played a decisive causal role will find it hard to explain this phenomenon.

Statistical refinement and reconciliation can only proceed on the basis of conceptual clarity. It is, therefore, most appropriate that the international institutions engaged in this work seek the advice of individual scholars and research institutions. May I conclude by expressing the hope that the emphasis in these discussions will be to analyze rather than advocate. I believe that the great need is for a solid factual and analytical basis for our policy conclusions or findings in the field of development finance.

Phelps-Brown, 'The Course of Wage Rates in Five Countries, 18601939', Oxford Economic Papers, ii, 2, 1950. s S. Kuznets, op. , p. 13. Capital Movements and Economic Development frozen at the level needed for subsistence and the expansion of the capitalist sector raised the share of profits in the national income but not wages. The scarcity of entrepreneurs and skilled labour was often aggravated by non-competing groups and immigration. As Professor Myint has shown, ... in the latter half of the nineteenth century immigrant labour, particularly from India, may really be regarded as an international commodity having a uniform price rather than as a factor of production.

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