Introduction to Economic Growth / Edition 3

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Overview

The long-awaited revision of the text that brought growth theory to the classroom.Introduction to Economic Growth is the only text to synthesize the journal literature in a way that makes this important field accessible to undergraduates. Charles I. Jones and new co-author Dietrich Vollrath have updated and revised the text to reflect recent advances in Economic Growth Theory in clear, direct language.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393919172
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/9/2013
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 616,520
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles I. Jones is the STANCO Professor of Economics at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1993. He is well known for his research and papers on long-run economic growth. Jones is equally well known as an educator with a gift for distilling complicated subjects down to their essence and making them accessible to all levels of students. He is the author of Introduction to Economic Growth, Third Edition (2013).

Dietrich Vollrath (Ph.D. Brown, 2005) is Associate Professor (with tenure) of Economics at the University of Houston. He is an up-and-coming scholar in long-run economic growth.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction: The Facts of Economic Growth 1
2 The Solow Model 18
3 Empirical Applications of Neoclassical Growth Models 47
4 The Economics of Ideas 71
5 The Engine of Growth 88
6 A Simple Model of Growth and Development 115
7 Infrastructure and Long-Run Economic Performance 127
8 Alternative Theories of Endogenous Growth 147
9 Understanding Economic Growth 160
App A Mathematical Review 165
App B Data on Economic Growth 179
Bibliography 185
Index 191
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