9780321795731

Economic Growth: International Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321795731

  • ISBN10:

    0321795733

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 6/29/2012
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

Why are some countries rich and others poor? David N. Weil, one of the top researchers in economic growth, introduces students to the latest theoretical tools, data, and insights underlying this pivotal question. By showing how empirical data relate to new and old theoretical ideas, Economic Growth provides readers with a complete introduction to the discipline and the latest research.

Table of Contents

PART I: OVERVIEW 

Chapter 1: The Facts to be Explained

Chapter 2: A Framework for Analysis 

PART II: FACTOR ACCUMULATION 

Chapter 3: Physical Capital 

Chapter 4: Population and Economic Growth 

Chapter 5: Future Population Trends 

Chapter 6: Human Capital 

PART III: PRODUCTIVITY 

Chapter 7: Measuring Productivity 

Chapter 8: The Role of Technology in Growth 

Chapter 9: The Cutting Edge Of Technology 

Chapter 10: Efficiency 

Chapter 11: Growth In The Open Economy 

PART IV: FUNDAMENTALS 

Chapter 12: Government 

Chapter 13: Income Inequality 

Chapter 14: Culture  

Chapter 15: Geography, Climate, and Natural Resources 

Chapter 16: Resources and the Environment at the Global Level 

PART V: CONCLUSION 

Chapter 17: What We Have Learned and Where We are Headed 

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