Surveys in Economic Growth. Theory and Empirics. Surveys of Recent Research in Economics

  • ID: 2246367
  • Book
  • 304 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The analysis of economic growth has developed rapidly in the last fifteen years and a command of its central ideas is now essential for all economists. This volume contains prestigious papers discussing recent work on economic growth from both theoretical and empirical points of view. The contributors cover topics such as technical progress, human capital, international trade, convergence, unemployment, and fiscal policy. A central question to which they return is whether steady state methodology is adequate on its own, or whether economists should pay more attention to transitional growth dynamics. All the papers have been selected to be accessible to the technically competent non–specialist economist.
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1. Economic Growth in Transition: Donald A. R. George (University of Edinburgh), Les Oxley (University of Canterbury, New Zealand) and Ken Carlaw (University of Canterbury, New Zealand).

2. Specifying Human Capital: Ludger Wõßmann (Ifo Institute for Economic Research, Munich).

3. Cost and Income Based Measures of Human Capital: Trinh Le, John Gibson (University of Waikato, New Zealand) and Les Oxley (University of Canterbury, New Zealand).

4. What Have We Learnt From the Convergence Debate?: Nazrul Islam (Emory University).

5. How Large is International Trade s Effect on Economic Growth?: Joshua J. Lewer (West Texas, A & M University) and Hendrik Van den Berg (University of Nebraska).

6. Fiscal Policy and Economic Growth: Martin Zagler (Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration and Free University of Bozen, Bolzano) and Georg Durnecker (Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration).

7. Growth and Unemployment: Towards a Theoretical Integration: Fabio Aricó (University of Pavia).

8. Productivity, Technology and Economic Growth: What is the Relationship?: Kenneth I Carlaw (University of Canterbury, New Zealand) and Richard G. Lipsey (Simon Fraser University, Canada).

9. The Long–Run Implications of Growth Theories: Jonathan Temple (University of Bristol).

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Donald A. R. George
Les Oxley
Kenneth Carlaw
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