Handbook of Economic Growth

Edited by

  • Philippe Aghion, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Steven Durlauf, University of Wisconsin at Madison, WI, USA

The Handbooks in Economics series continues to provide the various branches of economics with handbooks which are definitive reference sources, suitable for use by professional researchers, advanced graduate students, or by those seeking a teaching supplement.The Handbook of Economic Growth, edited by Philippe Aghion and Steven Durlauf, with an introduction by Robert Solow, features in-depth, authoritative survey articles by the leading economists working on growth theory.Volume 1A, the first in this two volume set, covers theories of economic growth, the empirics of economic growth, and growth policies and mechanisms.Volume 1B, the second in this two volume set, covers technology, trade and geography, and growth and socio-economic development.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2005
  • Imprint: NORTH-HOLLAND
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-52041-8

Table of Contents

Introduction: growth in retrospect and prospect.
0. Reflections on growth theory (R. Solow).
Part 1: Theories of economic growth.
1. Neoclassical models of endogenous growth: the effects of fiscal policy, innovation and fluctuations (L. Jones, R. Manuelli).
2. Growth with quality-improving innovations: an integrated framework (P. Aghion, P. Howitt).
3. Horizontal innovation in the theory of growth and development (G. Gancia, F. Zilibotti).
4. From stagnation to growth: unified growth theory (O. Galor).
5. Poverty traps (C. Azariadis, J. Stachurski).
6. Institutions as the fundamental cause of long-run growth (D. Acemoglu, S. Johnson, J. Robinson).
7. Growth theory through the lens of development economics (A. Banerjee, E. Duflo).
Part 2: Empirics of economic growth.
8. Growth econometrics (S. Durlauf, P Johnson, J. Temple).
9. Accounting for cross-country income differences (F. Caselli).
10. Accounting for growth in the information age (D. Jorgenson).
11. Externalities and growth (A. Rodriguez-Clare, P. Klenow).
Part 3: Growth policies and mechanisms.
12. Finance and growth (R. Levine).
13. Human capital and technology diffusion (J. Benhabib, M. Spiegel).
14. Growth strategies (D. Rodrik).
15. National policies and economic growth: A reappraisal (W. Easterly).