The Economic Growth Engine: How Energy and Work Drive Material Prosperity

The Economic Growth Engine: How Energy and Work Drive Material Prosperity

by Robert U. Ayres, Benjamin Warr
     
 

ISBN-10: 1848441827

ISBN-13: 9781848441828

Pub. Date: 01/01/2009

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

Exploring the theory of growth with an emphasis on the role of energy, useful work and technological change, this book will be of great interest to academics and students focussing on growth theory, energy and ecological economics. It will also prove insightful to those concerned with policy making or responding to changes in policy related to the energy-growth nexus.…  See more details below

Overview

Exploring the theory of growth with an emphasis on the role of energy, useful work and technological change, this book will be of great interest to academics and students focussing on growth theory, energy and ecological economics. It will also prove insightful to those concerned with policy making or responding to changes in policy related to the energy-growth nexus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848441828
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

1 Background 1

2 Technical progress 30

3 Industrial metabolism : mass/energy flows 62

4 Exergy conversion to useful work 89

5 Economic growth theories 134

6 The production function approach 175

7 Numerical results for the US and Japan 197

8 Growth forecasting 222

9 Economic growth and development : towards a catch-up model (simplified REXSF model) 252

10 Conclusions, implications and caveats 295

Appendices 311

References 353

Index 393

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