Handbook of Economic Growth

Handbook of Economic Growth

1st Edition - November 28, 2013

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  • Editors: Philippe Aghion, Steven Durlauf
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444535405

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The study of economic growth has been an integral part of economics since its inception as a scholarly discipline. Research about the sources and implications of economic growth remain strong, and growth economics regularly takes advantage of advances in new tools and techniques. Volume Two of the Handbook of Economic Growth summarizes recent advances in theoretical and empirical work while offering new perspectives on a range of growth mechanisms, from the roles played by institutions and organizations to the ways factors beyond capital accumulation and technological change can affect growth.

Key Features

  • Empowers readers to evaluate the work of other economists and to plan their own research projects
  • Illuminates the implications of empirical methods and results
  • Demonstrates the value of empirical testing, with its implicit conclusion that our understanding of economic growth will help everyone make better decisions


Graduate students and professors worldwide working in all subdisciplines of economics.

Table of Contents

    1.  "What Do We Learn From Schumpeterian Growth Theory?" Philippe Aghion (Harvard University), Ufuk Akcigit (University of Pennsylvania), and Peter Howitt (Brown University)
    2. "Technology Diffusion: Measurement, Causes, and Consequences." Diego Comin (Harvard University) and Marti Mestieri (Toulouse School of Economics)
    3. "Health and Growth." David Weil (Brown University)
    4. "Regional Growth." Jonathan Temple (University of Bristol), Gianmarco Ottaviano (London School of Economics), and Holger Breinlich (University of Essex)
    5. "The Growth of Cities." Gilles Duranton (University of Pennsylvania) and Diego Puga (Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros)
    6. "Growth and Structural Transformation." Berthold Herrendorf (Arizona State University), Akos Valentinyi (Cardiff Business School), and Richard Rogerson (Princeton University)
    7. "The Chinese Growth Miracle." Yang Yao (Beijing University)
    8. "Growth from Globalization? A View from the Very Long-Run." Christopher Meissner (University of California, Davis)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 608
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © North Holland 2013
  • Published: November 28, 2013
  • Imprint: North Holland
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444535405

About the Editors

Philippe Aghion

Affiliations and Expertise

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

Steven Durlauf

Steven Durlauf
Stephen Durlauf is Kenneth J. Arrow Professor of Economics, Laurents R. Christensen Professor of Economics, and Vilas Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a Fellow in the Econometric Society and in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Wisconsin at Madison, WI, USA

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