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Economic growth : a unified approach

Author: Olivier de La Grandville; Robert M Solow
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"In the second edition of this user-friendly book, Olivier de La Grandville provides graduate students and academic researchers with a clear and original introduction to the theory of economic growth, its mechanisms and its challenges. The book has been fully updated to incorporate several important new results and proofs since the first edition, and offers a new solution to the fundamental question: how much should
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olivier de La Grandville; Robert M Solow
ISBN: 9781107535602 1107535603 9781107115231 110711523X
OCLC Number: 967681074
Description: xxi, 428 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Positive growth theory: 1. The welfare of society and economic growth --
2. The growth process --
3. Poverty traps --
4. A production function of central importance --
5. The CES production function as a general mean / (in collaboration with Robert M. Solow) --
6. Capital-labour substitution and economic growth / (in collaboration with Robert M. Solow) --
7. Why has the elasticity of substitution most often been observed as smaller than 1? and why is it of importance? --
8. The long-term growth rate as a random variable, with an application to the US economy --
Part II. Optimal growth theory: 9. Optimal growth theory: an introduction to the calculus of variations --
10. Deriving the central equations of the calculus of variations with a single stroke of the pen --
11. Other major tools for optimal growth theory: the Pontryagin maximum principle and the Dorfmanian --
12. First applications to optimal growth --
13. Optimal growth and the optimal savings rate --
Part III. A unified approach: 14. Preliminaries: interest rates and capital valuation --
15. From arbitrage to equilibrium --
16. Why is traditional optimal growth theory mute? restoring its rightful voice --
17. Problems in growth: common traits between planned economies and poor countries --
18. From Ibn Khaldun to Adam Smith; and a proof of their conjecture --
19. Capital and economic growth in the coming centuries --
In conclusion: on the convergence of ideas and values through civilizations.
Responsibility: Olivier de La Grandville ; with a foreword and two contributions by Robert M. Solowc.

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