Introduction to Modern Economic Growth – Daron Acemoglu – 1st Edition


Introduction to Modern Economic Growth is a groundbreaking text from one of today’s leading economists. Daron Acemoglu gives graduate students not only the tools to analyze growth and related macroeconomic problems, but also the broad perspective needed to apply those tools to the big-picture questions of growth and divergence. And he introduces the economic and mathematical foundations of modern growth theory and macroeconomics in a rigorous but easy to follow manner.

After covering the necessary background on dynamic general equilibrium and dynamic optimization, the book presents the basic workhorse models of growth and takes students to the frontier areas of growth theory, including models of human capital, endogenous technological change, technology transfer, international trade, economic development, and political economy. The book integrates these theories with data and shows how theoretical approaches can lead to better perspectives on the fundamental causes of economic growth and the wealth of nations.

Innovative and authoritative, this book is likely to shape how economic growth is taught and learned for years to come.

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  • Part I: Introduction
    Chapter 1: Economic Growth and Economic Development: The Questions
    Chapter 2: The Solow Growth Model
    Chapter 3: The Solow Model and the Data
    Chapter 4: Fundamental Determinants of Differences in Economic Performance

    Part II: Toward Neoclassical Growth
    Chapter 5: Foundations of Neoclassical Growth
    Chapter 6: Infinite-Horizon Optimization and Dynamic Programming
    Chapter 7: An Introduction to the Theory of Optimal Control

    Part III: Neoclassical Growth
    Chapter 8: The Neoclassical Growth Model
    Chapter 9: Growth with Overlapping Generations
    Chapter 10: Human Capital and Economic Growth
    Chapter 11: First-Generation Models of Endogenous Growth

    Part IV: Endogenous Technological Change
    Chapter 12: Modeling Technological Change
    Chapter 13: Expanding Variety Models
    Chapter 14: Models of Schumpeterian Growth
    Chapter 15: Directed Technological Change

    Part V: Stochastic Growth
    Chapter 16: Stochastic Dynamic Programming
    Chapter 17: Stochastic Growth Models

    Part VI: Technology Diffusion, Trade, and Interdependences
    Chapter 18: Diffusion of Technology
    Chapter 19: Trade and Growth

    Part VII: Economic Development and Economic Growth
    Chapter 20: Structural Change and Economic Growth
    Chapter 21: Structural Transformations and Market Failures in Development

    Part VIII: The Political Economy of Growth
    Chapter 22: Institutions, Political Economy, and Growth
    Chapter 23: Political Institutions and Economic Growth
    Epilogue: Mechanics and Causes of Economic Growth

    Part IX: Mathematical Appendixes
    Appendix A: Odds and Ends in Real Analysis and Applications to Optimization
    Appendix B: Review of Ordinary Differential Equations
    Appendix C: Brief Review of Dynamic Games
    Appendix D: List of Theorems.
  • Citation
    • Full Title: Introduction to Modern Economic Growth
    • Author/s:
    • ISBN-10: 0691132925
    • ISBN-13: 9780691132921
    • Edition: 1st Edition
    • Publication date: 2009
    • Topic: Business
    • Subtopic: Economy
    • File Type: eBook
    • Idioma: English

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