Economic Growth In The Long Run
A History of Empirical Evidence
Edited by Bart van Ark, Chief Economist of the Conference Board, US and Professor, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
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Series: The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series
These three volumes include 46 articles which together provide a history of empirical evidence on growth. It consists of six parts dealing with pioneers in measuring growth, international comparisons of income, output and expenditure, growth accounting and productivity, convergence and divergence, agricultural development and industrialization, and capital and technical change. In the selection of articles there has been a strong emphasis on long run growth and on major scholars such as Abramovitz, Chenery, Clark, Crafts, Denison, Kendrick, Kravis, Kuznets and Maddison. They are intended to give a balanced representation of the main issues in each subfield, and to provide a reasonable account of the evolution of the empirical literature on growth.
Contents: Volume I: Part I: Pioneers in Measurement Part II: International Comparisons of Income, Output and Expenditure • Volume II: Part I: Growth Accounting and Productivity Part II: Convergence and Divergence • Volume III: Part I: Agricultural Development, Industrialisation and Economic Growth Part II: Capital, Technology and Growth Index