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Theorists of economic growth from David Hume to the present : with a perspective on the next century

Author: Walt Whitman Rostow; Michael Kennedy
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, cop. 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a survey of the contributions made by modern economic theorists, from Adam Smith and David Hume to those of the present day.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walt Whitman Rostow; Michael Kennedy
ISBN: 0195080432 9780195080438
OCLC Number: 638164661
Description: XX, 712 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction; Part I: Six classical economists: David Hume to Karl Marx; David Hume and Adam Smith; T. R. Malthus and David Ricardo; Growth theory moves to the periphery, 1870-1939; The setting; Alfred Marshall (1842-1924); Population and the working force; Investment and technology, Part One: The emergence of national income accounting; Investment and technology, Part Two: Growth theory; J. S. Mill and Karl Marx; Part Three: Growth analysis post-1945: A three ringcircus: Introduction; Formal models of economic growth: Rise and subsidence; Statistical analyses of the structure of growth: from morphology to policy - almost; Development economics; Business cycles and growth: from Juglar to Keynes; Business cycles and growth: Keynes and after; Relative prices;Stages of and limits to growth; Part Four: Problems and prospects; Two concluding questions; What don't we know about economic growth; Where are we? An agenda in mid-passage; Appendix: Models of economic growth; Rostow's theory of economic growth; The A. Smith model revisited; A rich country-poor country model
Responsibility: W.W. Rostow ; including a mathematical appendix by Michael Kennedy and the autor.

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