The Handbook of Economic Growth provides a broad review of the research topics, empirical findings, and methods that comprise modern growth economics. The chapters, written by research leaders, 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, this volume upholds the standard for excellence in applied economics set by Volumes 1A and 1B (2005).
- Offers definitive theoretical and empirical scholarship about growth economics
- Presents as a guiding principle the search for a theoretical framework consistent with the theories and data that describe growth economics
- Familiarizes readers with common empirical methods and empirical results
- "Trust, Institutions, and Economic Development." Yann Algan (Sciences Po) and Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique)
- "Long term Barriers to Economic Development." Enrico Spolaore (Tufts University) and Romain Wacziarg (University of California, Los Angeles)
- "Family Ties." Alberto Alesina (Harvard University) and Paola Giuliano (University of California, Los Angeles)
- "Industrial Revolution." Gregory Clark (University of California, Davis)
- "Twentieth Century Growth." Kevin O'Rourke (University of Oxford)
- "Historical Development." Nathan Nunn (Harvard University)
- "Institutions and Growth in Historical Perspective." Sheilgh Ogilvie (University of Cambridge)
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.