Handbook of Economic Growth

Author: Philippe Aghion,Steven N. Durlauf

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444520414

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1867

View: 7523

Featuring survey articles by leading economists working on growth theory, this two-volume set covers theories of economic growth, the empirics of economic growth, and growth policies and mechanisms. It also covers technology, trade and geography, and growth and socio-economic development.

The Economic Growth of Brazil

A Survey from Colonial to Modern Times

Author: Celso Furtado

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520004412

Category: Brazil

Page: 285

View: 9053


On the Causes of Economic Growth

The Lessons of History

Author: Carlos Sabillon

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875865887

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

View: 8585


The Stages of Economic Growth

A Non-Communist Manifesto

Author: W. W. Rostow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107717248

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 8217

This third edition of The Stages of Economic Growth, first published in 1991, has a new preface and appendix, Professor Rostow extends his analysis to include economic and political developments as well as the advances in theory concerning nonlinear and chaotic phenomena. For those coming to his work for the first time, the original text and the introductions and appendices from earlier editions are included. This volume will not only be of interest to those concerned with the theory of economic growth, but also to students of policy since the 1960s. In the text Professor Rostow gives an account of economic growth based on a dynamic theory of production and interpreted in terms of actual societies. Five basic stages of economic growth are distinguished with detailed discussions of each stage including illustrative examples. He also applies the concept of stages of growth to an examination of the problems of military aggression and the nuclear arms race. The final chapter includes a comparison of his non-communist manifesto with Marxist theory. Materials from the second edition include an appendix in which he responds to some of his critics.

Health and Economic Growth

Findings and Policy Implications

Author: Guillem López i Casasnovas,Berta Rivera,Luis Currais

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262122764

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 385

View: 8520

Leading international researchers offer theoretical and empirical microeconomic and macroeconomic perspectives on the ways a population's health status affects a country's economic growth.

Higher Education and Economic Growth

Author: William E. Becker Jr.,William E. Becker,D.R. Lewis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792392354

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

View: 2218

This book addresses topics related to the role of post-secondary education in national economic development within the United States. The chapters summarize the research literature and synthesize what economists and other social scientists have learned about the contribution of higher education to economic growth. Attention is given to the research, teaching and service missions of higher education in stimulating economic growth and development. This book focuses on the economic and social gains to the nation as a whole and follows up on The Economics of American Higher Education edited by Becker and Lewis (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992), which dealt primarily with the effects of higher education on the gains of individuals.

Lectures on Economic Growth

Author: Robert E. Lucas

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674016019

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 9174

In this book the Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Lucas collects his writings on economic growth, from his seminal On the Mechanics of Economic Development to his previously unpublished 1997 Kuznets Lectures. The chapters progress from a general theory of how growth could be sustained and why growth rates might differ in different countries, to a model of exceptional growth in certain countries in the twentieth century, to an account of the take-off of growth in the Industrial Revolution, and finally to a prediction about patterns of growth in this new century. The framework in all the chapters is a model with accumulation of both physical and human capital, with emphasis on the external benefits of human capital through diffusion of new knowledge or on-the-job learning, often stimulated by trade. The Kuznets Lectures consider the interaction of human capital growth and the demographic transition in the early stages of industrialization. In the final chapter, Lucas uses a diffusion model to illustrate the possibility that the vast intersociety income inequality created in the course of the Industrial Revolution may have already reached its peak, and that income differences will decline in this century.


Author: Robert J. Barro,Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486789481

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 644

View: 4695

Exzellentes Lehrwerk zum Wirtschaftswachstum von zwei weltweit renommierten Volkswirten.

Economic Growth

Author: Robert Joseph Barro,Robert J. Barro,Xavier Sala-i-Martin,Xavier I Sala-i-Martin

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262025539

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 654

View: 9428

This graduate-level text on economic growth surveys neoclassical and more recent theories of growth, stressing their empirical implications and the relation of theory to data and evidence. The book has been revised and expanded in many areas, and incorporates contemporary research.

The Mystery of Economic Growth

Author: Elhanan Helpman

Publisher: Academic Foundation

ISBN: 9788171884841


Page: 223

View: 4902

Organizes the tale of economic growth around many themes: the importance of the accumulation of physical and human capital.

Public Choice and Economic Growth

Author: Francisco Baraona

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638191443

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 17

View: 5365

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2002 im Fachbereich VWL - Finanzwissenschaft, Note: 2,7, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Öffentliche Finanzwischenschaft), Veranstaltung: Public Choice, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Public Choice Ansichten zur Begründung von Wirtschaftswachstum wurden lange Zeit als nachrangiges Forschungsgebiet betrachtet, da moderne makroökonomische Wachstumstheorien den Prozess des Wirtschaftswachstums bis 1989 gut erklärt haben. Doch der Fall der Berliner Mauer und der Zerfall der Sowjetunion zeigten deutlich, dass politische Institutionen eine wesentlich bedeutendere Rolle in einem Wachstumsprozess spielen als vorher angenommen. Der Versuch, in den ex-kommunistischen Ländern durch die Implementierung demokratischer Systeme das Wirtschaftswachstum anzukurbeln, scheiterte, da gewisse Kriterien nicht erfüllt wurden. Diese Kriterien und empirischen Untersuchungen werde ich unter Punkt 2 vorstellen und erläutern. Die klassischen Wachstumsmodelle wurden vorrangig als Analyseinstrument zur Betrachtung der wesentlichen Wirtschaftswachstumsfaktoren benutzt. Als Basis dieser Betrachtungen galt die Produktionsfunktion. Politische und wirtschaftliche Institutionen wurden als vernachlässigbar betrachtet. Wirtschaftswachstum wurde durch Steigerung des Inputs und / oder durch bessere Ausnutzung der vorhandenen Ressourcen generiert (Human und Physisches Kapital und Technologischer Fortschritt), wobei eine dem Wachstum dienliche institutionelle Struktur vorausgesetzt wurde. Nach dem Zerfall der kommunistischen Systeme änderte sich der Schwerpunkt des Interessensgebietes von Public Choice. Der Fokus der Betrachtungen verschob sich vom Prozess politischer Willensbildung zu der institutionellen Betrachtung. Die Public Choice Betrachtung sieht in erster Linie Markt-Institutionen als wesentlichen Stimulierungsfaktor des Wirtschaftswachstums an. Sie betrachtet, im Gegensatz zu den modernen Wirtschaftsmodellen, institutionelle Rahmenbedingungen nicht als hinreichende Bedingung, sondern vielmehr als notwendige Bedingung. Um richtige politische Entscheidungen treffen zu können mit dem Ziel, Wirtschaftswachstum zu fördern, muss man also sowohl den Public Choice Ansatz als auch die modernen Wachstumsmodelle nehmen. Politische Entscheidungsträger müssen die richtige institutionelle Umgebung schaffen, damit Marktkräfte sich entfalten und Wirtschaftswachstum entstehen können. Die politischen Entscheider müssen sich in erster Linie also mit der Schaffung richtiger Strukturen beschäftigen, der Markt übernimmt dann die Steuerung der Ressourcen. [...]

In Search of Prosperity

Analytic Narratives on Economic Growth

Author: Dani Rodrik

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691092699

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 481

View: 8905

The economics of growth has come a long way since it regained center stage for economists in the mid-1980s. Here for the first time is a series of country studies guided by that research. The thirteen essays, by leading economists, shed light on some of the most important growth puzzles of our time. How did China grow so rapidly despite the absence of full-fledged private property rights? What happened in India after the early 1980s to more than double its growth rate? How did Botswana and Mauritius avoid the problems that other countries in sub--Saharan Africa succumbed to? How did Indonesia manage to grow over three decades despite weak institutions and distorted microeconomic policies and why did it suffer such a collapse after 1997? What emerges from this collective effort is a deeper understanding of the centrality of institutions. Economies that have performed well over the long term owe their success not to geography or trade, but to institutions that have generated market-oriented incentives, protected property rights, and enabled stability. However, these narratives warn against a cookie-cutter approach to institution building. The contributors are Daron Acemoglu, Maite Careaga, Gregory Clark, J. Bradford DeLong, Georges de Menil, William Easterly, Ricardo Hausmann, Simon Johnson, Daniel Kaufmann, Massimo Mastruzzi, Ian W. McLean, Lant Pritchett, Yingyi Qian, James A. Robinson, Devesh Roy, Arvind Subramanian, Alan M. Taylor, Jonathan Temple, Barry R. Weingast, Susan Wolcott, and Diego Zavaleta.

Japanese Economic Growth

Trend Acceleration in the Twentieth Century

Author: Kazushi ?kawa,Henry Rosovsky

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804708333

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 327

View: 6444


Class Structure and Economic Growth

India and Pakistan Since the Moghuls

Author: Angus Maddison

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415382595

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 181

View: 6884

This book was first published in 1971.

Economic Growth and the Ending of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Author: David Eltis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195364811

Category: History

Page: 434

View: 4911

This watershed study is the first to consider in concrete terms the consequences of Britain's abolition of the Atlantic slave trade. Why did Britain pull out of the slave trade just when it was becoming important for the world economy and the demand for labor around the world was high? Caught between the incentives offered by the world economy for continuing trade at full tilt and the ideological and political pressures from its domestic abolitionist movement, Britain chose to withdraw, believing, in part, that freed slaves would work for low pay which in turn would lead to greater and cheaper products. In a provocative new thesis, historian David Eltis here contends that this move did not bolster the British economy; rather, it vastly hindered economic expansion as the empire's control of the slave trade and its great reliance on slave labor had played a major role in its rise to world economic dominance. Thus, for sixty years after Britain pulled out, the slave economies of Africa and the Americas flourished and these powers became the dominant exporters in many markets formerly controlled by Britain. Addressing still-volatile issues arising from the clash between economic and ideological goals, this global study illustrates how British abolitionism changed the tide of economic and human history on three continents.

Determinants of Economic Growth

A Cross-country Empirical Study

Author: Robert J. Barro

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262522540

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 145

View: 6524

Summarizes recent research from hundreds of empirical studies on economic growth across countries that have highlighted the correlation between growth and a variety of variables.

Technology, Institutions, and Economic Growth

Author: Richard R. Nelson,Richard Robinson Nelson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674019164

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

View: 4126

This volume mounts a full-blown attack on the standard neo-classical theory of economic growth, which Richard Nelson sees as hopelessly inadequate to explain the phenomenon of economic growth. He presents an alternative theory which highlights that economic growth driven by technological advance involves disequilibrium in a fundamental and continuing way. Nelson also argues that a theory of economic growth driven by technological advance must recognize a range of institutions, such as universities, public laboratories, and government agencies, in addition to business firms and markets. He further argues that growth theories that focus on an aggregate measure of growth, such as GNP per capita, are blind to what is going on beneath the aggregate, where differing rates of advance in different sectors, and the birth and death of industries are an essential part of the growth process. The broad theory of economic growth Nelson presents sees the process as involving the co-evolution of technologies, institutions, and industry structure.

The Nature of Economic Growth

An Alternative Framework for Understanding the Performance of Nations

Author: A. P. Thirlwall

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781843767466

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 111

View: 3556

This text charts development economics as it evolved from Adam Smith to new or endogenous growth theory. Thirlwall is critical of the latter & its predecessor neo-classical growth theory, & tries to put back demand as a driving force in growth theory.