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Thinking about growth and other essays on economic growth and welfare

Author: Moses Abramovitz
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Series: Studies in economic history and policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays in this book explore the forces behind modern economic growth, concentrating on the surge of growth since World War II. Essays include discussion of how Japan and Europe follow a set of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Moses Abramovitz
ISBN: 0521333962 9780521333962 0521407745 9780521407748
OCLC Number: 123242970
Description: xviii, 377 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Editors' preface; Preface; Part I. Growth and the Economists: 1. Thinking about growth; 2. Economics of growth; Part II. Studies in Long-Term Growth: 3. Resource and Output Trends in the United States since 1870; 4. Economic growth in the United States: a review article; 5. Manpower, capital, and technology; 6. Rapid growth potential and its realization: the experience of capitalist economies in the postwar period; 7. Catching up, forging ahead, and falling behind; Part III. Long Swings in Economic Growth: 8. The nature and significance of Kuznets cycles; 9. The passing of the Kuznets cycle; Part IV. Growth and Welfare: 10. Economic goals and social welfare in the next generation; 11. Growing up in an affluent society; 12. The retreat from economic advance: changing ideas about economic progress; 13. Welfare quandaries and productivity concerns.
Series Title: Studies in economic history and policy.
Other Titles: Thinking about growth
Responsibility: Moses Abramovitz.

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