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Growth and distribution

Опубликовано на портале: 24-10-2003
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999, 355 с.
Growth and Distribution is the first text designed to support a comprehensive advanced undergraduate or graduate course on the theory, measurement, and history of economic growth. The book, which presents Classical and Keynesian in parallel with Neoclassical approaches to growth theory, introduces students to advanced tools of intertemporal economic analysis through carefully developed treatments of land- and resource-limited growth, and covers money and growth, the impact of government debt and social security systems on growth, and theories of endogenous growth and endogenous technical change. The models emphasize rigorous reasoning from basic economic principles and insights without excessive formal complication, and respond to students' interest in the history and policy dilemmas of real-world economies. Surveys of data and discussion of empirical controversies are closely integrated with the development of theoretical tools. The book includes access to a comprehensive data set extending the Penn World Tables in a form suitable for exploration in hands-on student projects. In addition to carefully worked examples showing how to use the analytical techniques presented, the book contains many problems suitable for inclusion in problem sets and examinations. Detailed answers to these problems are also provided.

A very readable and clear introduction to the modern macroeconomic analysis of economic growth. The reader is led through the very important subject matter in clear, careful steps and is brought to the frontier of the literature by the two highly qualified authors. На сайте интернет-магазина Amazon.com можно прочитать первые двадцать шесть страниц этой книги в формате *.pdf, резензии, а также приобрести ее.

  1. Introduction
      1.1 Economic Growth in Historical Perspective
      1.2 Quality and Quantity
      1.3 Human Relationships
      1.4 Economic Theories of Growth
      1.5 Suggested Readings

  2. Measuring Growth and Distribution
      2.1 Measuring Output and Inputs
      2.2 Time and Production
      2.3 A Note on Units
      2.4 Technology in the Real World
      2.5 The Uses of Output: Investment and Consumption
      2.6 The Social Consumption-Growth Rate Schedule
      2.7 The Distribution of Income: Wages and Profit
      2.8 The Real Wage-Profit Rate Schedule
      2.9 Income Shares
      2.10 The Growth-Distribution Schedule
      2.11 Changes in Labor and Capital Productivity
      2.12 Comparing Economies
      2.13 Global Economic Leadership
      2.14 Labor Productivity Growth in Real Economies
      2.15 Stylized Facts
      2.16 Suggested Readings

  3. Models of Production
      3.1 Accounting Frameworks and Explanatory Models
      3.2 A Model of Production
      3.3 Agents and Distribution
      3.4 Choice of Technique and Production Functions
      3.5 Particular Production Functions
      3.5.1 The Leontief production function
      3.5.2 The Cobb-Douglas production function
      3.6 Classifying Technical Change
      3.7 Two-sector Growth-Distribution Schedules
      3.8 Models of Production and Models of Growth
      3.9 Suggested Readings

  4. The Labor Market
      4.1 Models of Economic Growth
      4.2 Labor Supply and Demand
      4.3 The Classical Conventional Wage Model
      4.4 The Neoclassical Full Employment Model
      4.5 Toward a Model of Economic Growth
      4.6 Growth in Real Economies
      4.7 Suggested Readings

  5. Models of Consumption and Saving
      5.1 A Two-Period Consumption-Saving Model
      5.1.1 Solving the two-period consumption problem
      5.2 An Infinite-Horizon Model
      5.2.1 Solving the infinite-horizon problem
      5.3 The Constant Saving Rate Model
      5.4 Saving Rates and Growth Rates
      5.5 Suggested Readings

  6. Classical Models of Economic Growth
      6.1 The Classical Conventional Wage Model
      6.2 Comparative Dynamics in the Conventional Wage Model
      6.3 Labor-Saving Technical Change in the Classical Model
      6.4 Choice of Technique in the Classical Model
      6.5 A Classical Model of Growth with Full Employment
      6.6 Choice of Technique in the Classical Full-Employment Model
      6.7 The Classical Approac to Growth
      6.8 Suggested Readings

  7. Biased Technical Change in the Classical Model
      7.1 The Classical Conventional Wage Share Model with Biased Technical Change
      7.2 Viability of Technical Change
      7.3 Biased Technical Change and the Fossil Production Function
      7.4 Convergence and the Classical Model
      7.5 One Vision of Economic Growth
      7.6 Suggested Readings

  8. The Neoclassical Growth Model
      8.1 The Solow -Swan Model
      8.2 The Intensive Production Function
      8.3 Saving,Population,and Steady State Growth
      8.4 The Solow -Swan Model and the Growth-Distribution Schedule
      8.5 The Complete Model
      8.6 Substitution and Distribution
      8.7 Comparative Dynamics
      8.8 Transitional Dynamics
      8.9 Limitations of the Solow-Swan Model
      8.10 Suggested Readings

  9. Technical Change in the Neoclassical Model
      9.1 Technical Change and the Production Function
      9.2 The Solow -Swan Model with Harrod-Neutral Technical Change
      9.3 Growth Accounting
      9.4 Classical and Neoclassical Interpretations of the Residual
      9.5 Comparative Steady State Dynamics in the Solow-Swan Model
      9.6 Transitional Dynamics in the Solow -Swan Model
      9.7 Suggested Readings

  10. Investment Constrained Economic Growth
      10.1 Saving,Investment,and Output
      10.2 A Model of Investment Constrained Growth
      10.3 Equilibrium in the Investment Constrained Model
      10.4 Comparative Dynamics in the Investment Constrained model
      10.5 Profit-Led or Wage-Led Growth?
      10.6 Long Run or Short Run?
      10.7 The Keynesian Contribution to Growth Theory
      10.8 Suggested Readings

  11. Land-Limited Growth
      11.1 Non-Reproducible Resources
      11.2 Ricardo's Stationary State
      11.3 Production with Land
      11.4 The Capitalist's Decision Problem with Land
      11.5 The Arbitrage Principle
      11.6 Equilibrium Conditions
      11.7 The Abundant Land Regime
      11.8 The Scarce Land Regime
      11.9 From the Abundant to the Scarce Land Regime
      11.10 Lessons of the Land-Limited Model
      11.11 Suggested Readings

  12. Exhaustible Resources
      12.1 Growth with an Exhaustible Resource
      12.2 Production with an Exhaustible Resource
      12.3 Saving and Portfolio Choice
      12.4 The Growth Path
      12.5 Exhaustible Resources in the Real World
      12.6 Suggested Readings

  13. Government Debt and Social Security: The Overlapping Generations Model
      13.1 Government Finance and Accumulation
      13.2 Government and Private Budget Constraints
      13.3 Saving and Consumption with Selfish Households
      13.4 A Classical Overlapping Generations Growth Model
      13.5 A Neoclassical Overlapping Generations Growth Model
      13.6 Pareto-efficiency in the Overlapping Generations Model
      13.7 Analyzing Social Security and Budget Deficits
      13.8 Social Security in the Overlapping Generations Model
      13.8.1 Fully funded social security
      13.8.2 Unfunded social security
      13.9 Government Debt in the Overlapping Generations Model
      13.10 The Lessons of the Overlapping-Generations Model
      13.11 Suggested Readings

  14. Money and Economic Growth
      14.1 Monetary Systems
      14.2 The Gold Standard
      14.3 Production with Gold
      14.4 Capitalist Consumption with Gold
      14.5 Steady State Growth
      14.6 Unbalanced Technical Change
      14.7 The Evolution of Credit Money
      14.8 Suggested Readings

  15. Approaches to Technical Change
      15.1 The Origin of Technical Change
      15.2 The Technical Progress Function and the Embodiment Hypothesis
      15.3 The Vintage Structure of Machines
      15.4 Steady State Growth in the Vintage Model
      15.5 Induced Technical Change
      15.6 Specialization and Imperfect Competition
      15.7 Endogenous Growth with Specialization
      15.8 Cumulative Causation
      15.9 Suggested Readings

  16. Endogenous Technical Change
      16.1 Technical Change in a Capitalist Economy
      16.2 Learning by Doing
      16.3 R&D Investment in Technical Change
      16.4 How Much R&D?
      16.5 Steady-State Growth with No Persistent Effects of R&D
      16.6 Steady-State Growth with Persistent Effects of R&D
      16.7 Persistent Effects of R&D with a Conventional Wage Share
      16.8 Suggested Readings