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The Mystery of Economic Growth (Hardback)
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The Mystery of Economic Growth (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 01/10/2004
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The most comprehensive analysis of economic growth to date. The wide variety of relevant issues, from technological development through price and income causes and consequences to institutional changes.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674015722
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 216 x 150 x 25 mm


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In this book, Elhanan Helpman reviews and analyzes economic growth, by pointing out the importance of input accumulation, trade, inequality, innovation, productivity, and institutions. He uses the most basic concept to outline what we know, what we do not know, and what we ought to know about the subject on a comprehensive and understandable manner. Such an approach should enable even noneconomists to become involved in the "growth mystery" without resorting to complex mathematical formulations...Overall, the book is well written, and the author is indeed highly knowledgeable on the issue at hand and his views are quite insightful and helpful in our understanding of economic growth, along with providing encouragement to developing countries.--Masiiwa Rusare "Developing Economies "
Helpman is himself a master of the art of economics and his master's hand is evident on each page. In making his point, he takes the reader on a fast, yet detailed tour of some of the most important writing on economic growth in the last twenty years. He reviews the emergence of endogenous growth theory, the interaction of international trade and economic growth, the relationship between inequality and growth, and the role of the institutions that provide the fundamental groundwork for economic growth.--George K. Davis"EH.Net" (04/01/2005)
"The Mystery of Economic Growth" is the book to read if you want to learn about what we know about "economic growth" and what the remaining mysteries are. The book deserves to be read by a wide range of economists, policy makers and researchers who are interested in this subject. It is a must reading for undergraduate and graduate students who would like to do research in the field of economic growth and international development...It is short, relatively non-technical, but still provides an extensive coverage of the topic. Helpman tells an exciting story focusing on the most important research in the last 20 years.--Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan"Journal of International Economics" (06/01/2006)
Those interested in the topic of growth economics will find this discussion both fascinating and provocative.--Michael Wald"Monthly Labor Review" (04/01/2005)
A fine survey of what is known and unknown in economics, and how to improve an understanding of global economic influences. Here the story of growth economics is organized around themes of technological and institutional influencers, total productivity, and interdependent growth rates of different countries.--James A Cox and Diane C. Donovan"Bookwatch" (04/01/2005)
Professor Helpman's analytic powers and extraordinary grasp of the subject make his book, "The Mystery of Economic Growth", the most comprehensive analysis of economic growth to date. The wide variety of relevant issues, from technological development through price and income causes and consequences to institutional changes are made available to the scholar and the interested general reader. The evaluations of different strands are judicious and wise, as well as highly representative of the literature.--Kenneth Arrow, Nobel Laureate in Economics
Want to understand the latest and best thinking on economic growth? Then read this little book. Professor Helpman has provided an enormously useful reader's guide to what is known (and what is not known) about this complex, fascinating, and all-important subject.--Martin L. Weitzman, author of "Income, Wealth, and the Maximum Principle"
Elhanan Helpman has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of economic growth. Here he steps back and assesses what we have learned. Each page shines with profound knowledge, erudition, and wisdom.--Andrei Shleifer, co-author of "The Grabbing Hand: Government Pathologies and Their Cures"

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