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Principles of Economic Growth - Thorvaldur Gylfason

Principles of Economic Growth

Paperback Published: 1st July 1999
ISBN: 9780198776147
Number Of Pages: 200

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This is a concise and reader-friendly introduction to the principles of economic growth for students of economics and business. Gylfason examines theoretical and empirical models of economic growth through case studies drawn from around the world and a trenchant analysis of classic thought in this area. The influence of public policy on economic efficiency and growth is a key theme which underpins this textbook's engagement with issues such as liberalization, stabilization, privatization, and unemployment, as well as technology, education, natural resources and geography. This book will be an ideal introduction to the topic for students of economics and business studying courses in macroeconomic principles, open economy macroeconomics, business and managerial economics, and international business . Chapter summaries and review questions are helpful learning aids, and all technical information is confined to appendices, making the book particularly student-friendly. A 'cast of characters' section gives brief accounts of the influence of key historical figures. These sections, combined with numerous figures and tables, help to make Principles of Economic Growth an exceptionally well-presented and lively guide to one of the most exciting areas of recent economic analysis.

`"Very good introduction to Economic growth with a nice link between Empirical Evidence and Theoretical Analysis".' Guglielmo Volpe, Lecturer in Economics, North London University Review to appear in the Finnish Economic Journal, Issue 2, Summer 2000 "This book presents an eminently understandable introduction to the theory and empirical evidence of economic growth, whilst reflecting contemporary issues....this is an ideal introductory textbook" Aslib Book List, Volume 65 No 3 March 2000 'Very readable....it is to be hoped that (policy makers) will find time to read this insightful book; they might then come under the influence of a highly functional (text) concerned with the improvement of the human condition, both through economic growth and through a fair distribution of its fruits.' R. Hannesson, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, writing in the Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2000

Chapter 1: Growing Apart Burma and Thailand; Botswana, Nigeria and Ghana; Uruguay, Argentina and Spain; Madagascar and Mauritius; Roots and branches; Quantity and quality; The importance of being efficient; Reforms and growth Chapter 2: Roots and Branches The first revolution: Adam Smith; Adam Smith's followers; Enter mathematics: Harrod and Domar; The second revolution: The neo-classical model; The third revolution: Endogenous growth; summary Chapter 3: Quantity and Quality Endogenous growth and technology; endogenous growth accounting; The level of income with endogenous growth; The neo-classical model again; How strong? How long?; Exogenous growth illustrated; How much to save; Optimal growth in figures; summary Chapter 4: The Importance of Being Efficient Growing together? Or growing apart?; Absolute vs. conditional convergence; Poverty traps; Case 1: Liberalization; Case 2: Stabilization; Case 3: Privatization; Case 4: Education, health and distribution; Case 5: Natural resources and geography; summary Chapter 5: Reforms and Growth Unemployment and growth; Some obstacles to reform and growth; In conclusion Appendices The Harrod-Domar Model; The Solow Model: Exogenous Growth; Endogenous Growth; More on Endogenous Growth; More on Exogenous Growth; Optimal Saving and Growth; Liberalization, Efficiency and Growth; Stabilization, Efficiency and Growth; Privatization, Efficiency and Growth; Education, Taxes and Growth References Cast of Characters

ISBN: 9780198776147
ISBN-10: 0198776144
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st July 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.8  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.37

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