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Surveys in Economic Growth: Theory and Empirics

Surveys in Economic Growth: Theory and Empirics

Donald A. R. George (Editor), Les Oxley (Editor), Kenneth Carlaw (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-10881-2

Feb 2004, Wiley-Blackwell

304 pages

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$48.95

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This volume discusses recent work on economic growth from both theoretical and empirical points of view.

  • An in-depth discussion of recent work on economic growth.

  • Keeps readers abreast of the central ideas in the field.

  • Presents both theoretical and empirical points of view.

  • Accessible to the technically competent non-specialist economist.

  • Covers topics such as technical progress, human capital, international trade, convergence, unemployment, and fiscal policy.
1. Economic Growth in Transition: Donald A. R. George (University of Edinburgh), Les Oxley (University of Canterbury, New Zealand) and Ken Carlaw (University of Canterbury, New Zealand).

2. Specifying Human Capital: Ludger Wõßmann (Ifo Institute for Economic Research, Munich).

3. Cost and Income Based Measures of Human Capital: Trinh Le, John Gibson (University of Waikato, New Zealand) and Les Oxley (University of Canterbury, New Zealand).

4. What Have We Learnt From the Convergence Debate?: Nazrul Islam (Emory University).

5. How Large is International Trade’s Effect on Economic Growth?: Joshua J. Lewer (West Texas, A & M University) and Hendrik Van den Berg (University of Nebraska).

6. Fiscal Policy and Economic Growth: Martin Zagler (Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration and Free University of Bozen, Bolzano) and Georg Durnecker (Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration).

7. Growth and Unemployment: Towards a Theoretical Integration: Fabio Aricó (University of Pavia).

8. Productivity, Technology and Economic Growth: What is the Relationship?: Kenneth I Carlaw (University of Canterbury, New Zealand) and Richard G. Lipsey (Simon Fraser University, Canada).

9. The Long-Run Implications of Growth Theories: Jonathan Temple (University of Bristol).


  • An in-depth discussion of recent work on economic growth.
  • Keeps readers abreast of the central ideas in the field.
  • Presents both theoretical and empirical points of view.
  • Accessible to the technically competent non-specialist economist.
  • Covers topics such as technical progress, human capital, international trade, convergence, unemployment, and fiscal policy.