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Principles of Economic Growth By Thorvaldur Gylfason (Research Professor of Economics, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, and Research Fellow, Research Professor of Economics, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, and Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research,London)

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Aimed at students of economics and business, this book introduces to the principles of economic growth. It examines theoretical and empirical models of economic growth through examples and case studies drawn from around the world and through a trenchant analysis of classic thought in this area.

Principles of Economic Growth Summary

Principles of Economic Growth by Thorvaldur Gylfason (Research Professor of Economics, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, and Research Fellow, Research Professor of Economics, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, and Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research,London)

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.

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"very good summary of main growth topic", Dr Durmis Ozdemir, Istanbul Bilyr University

About Thorvaldur Gylfason (Research Professor of Economics, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, and Research Fellow, Research Professor of Economics, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, and Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research,London)

Thorvaldur Gylfason is Research Professor of Economics at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik and Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London. He has been a frequent consultant to the International Monetary Fund and the European Free Trade Association and has also worked for the European Commission in Brussels. His current research is mostly in the field of economic reforms and growth.

Table of Contents

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

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GOR001144980
9780198776147
0198776144
Principles of Economic Growth by Thorvaldur Gylfason (Research Professor of Economics, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, and Research Fellow, Research Professor of Economics, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, and Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research,London)
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Oxford University Press
1999-08-05
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