Economists have come a long way in understanding the economic growth process since Adam Smith. Economic growth research has not only had a great impact on policy making, it has also generated a large and diverse literature. Designed to facilitate teaching and research on economic growth, this book will help the scholar and student to navigate the literature on determinants of economic growth. The book's opening essay highlights the important theories and empirical findings, while the bibliography includes over 1,200 annotated entries. International in scope, the volume covers individual-country studies, cross-country comparative studies, and cross-continent and worldwide research. With chapters arranged by continent and country, the book enables the reader to quickly find titles of particular interest. Although the focus is on English-language titles, the book includes works in other languages as well. Coverage includes both books and articles. With this book, the reader can navigate through the literature accumulated over 45 years in just a few hours.
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 678 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 20 mm
Edition: Annotated edition
"It was designed to help graduate students cope with the literature; by focusing on seminal works it accomplishes that goal well. . . . Indexes by author, subject, country, cross-country comparisons, and cross-continent and worldwide research focus guarantee the volume's usefulness. . . . Highly recommended for graduate-level collections in economics and international development." - Choice
"[D]elivers just what its title indicates and is a handy reference both for students of economic growth and for those of us whose specialties preclude spending much time thinking about growth theory." - SGE Bulletin
"Works like this have a very limited audience: practicing economists, university faculty, and economic graduate students." - ARBA