Handbook of Economic Growth, Vol 2

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  • 1176 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Volumes 2A and 2B of The Handbook of Economic Growth summarize recent advances in theoretical and empirical work while offering new perspectives on a range of growth mechanisms, from the roles played by institutions and organizations to the ways factors beyond capital accumulation and technological change can affect growth. Written by research leaders, the chapters summarize and evaluate recent advances while explaining where further research might be profitable. With analyses that are provocative and controversial because they are so directly relevant to public policy and private decision-making, these two volumes uphold the standard for excellence in applied economics set by Volumes 1A and 1B (2005).

  • Offers definitive theoretical and empirical scholarship about growth economics
  • Empowers readers to evaluate the work of other economists and to plan their own research projects
  • Demonstrates the value of empirical testing, with its implicit conclusion that our understanding of economic growth will help everyone make better decisions
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  1. "Culture and Growth." Matthias Doepke (Northwestern University) and Fabrizio Zilibotti (University of Zurich)

  2. "Trust, Institutions, and Economic Development." Yann Algan (Sciences Po) and Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique)

  3. "Long term Barriers to Economic Development." Enrico Spolaore (Tufts University) and Romain Wacziarg (University of California, Los Angeles)

  4. "Family Ties." Alberto Alesina (Harvard University) and Paola Giuliano (University of California, Los Angeles)

  5. "Industrial Revolution." Gregory Clark (University of California, Davis)

  6. "Twentieth Century Growth." Kevin O'Rourke (University of Oxford)

  7. "Historical Development." Nathan Nunn (Harvard University)

  8. "Institutions and Growth in Historical Perspective." Sheilgh Ogilvie (University of Cambridge)

  9. "What Do We Learn From Schumpeterian Growth Theory?" Philippe Aghion (Harvard University), Ufuk Akcigit (University of Pennsylvania), and Peter Howitt (Brown University)

  10. "Technology Diffusion: Measurement, Causes, and Consequences." Diego Comin (Harvard University) and Marti Mestieri (Toulouse School of Economics)

  11. "Health and Growth." David Weil (Brown University)

  12. "Regional Growth." Jonathan Temple (University of Bristol), Gianmarco Ottaviano (London School of Economics), and Holger Breinlich (University of Essex)

  13. " The Growth of Cities." Gilles Duranton (University of Pennsylvania) and Diego Puga (Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros)

  14. "Growth and Structural Transformation." Berthold Herrendorf (Arizona State University), Akos Valentinyi (Cardiff Business School), and Richard Rogerson (Princeton University)

  15. "The Chinese Growth Miracle." Yang Yao (Beijing University)

  16. "Growth from Globalization? A View from the Very Long-Run." Christopher Meissner (University of California, Davis)

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Aghion, Philippe
Durlauf, Steven
Stephen Durlauf is Kenneth J. Arrow Professor of Economics, Laurents R. Christensen Professor of Economics, and Vilas Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a Fellow in the Econometric Society and in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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