This is a concise and reader-friendly introduction to the principles of economic growth for students of economics and business. Gylfason examines theoretical and empirical models of economic growth through case studies drawn from around the world and a trenchant analysis of classic thought in this area. The influence of public policy on economic efficiency and growth is a key theme which underpins this textbook's engagement with issues such as liberalization, stabilization, privatization, and unemployment, as well as technology, education, natural resources and geography. This book will be an ideal introduction to the topic for students of economics and business studying courses in macroeconomic principles, open economy macroeconomics, business and managerial economics, and international business. Chapter summaries and review questions are helpful learning aids, and all technical information is confined to appendices, making the book particularly student-friendly. A "cast of characters" section gives brief accounts of the influence of key historical figures.
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Thorvaldur Gylfason is Research Professor of Economics at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik and Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London. He has been a frequent consultant to the International Monetary Fund and the European Free Trade Association and has also worked for the European Commission in Brussels. His current research is mostly in the field of economic reforms and growth.
`"Very good introduction to Economic growth with a nice link between Empirical Evidence and Theoretical Analysis".'
Guglielmo Volpe, Lecturer in Economics, North London University
Review to appear in the Finnish Economic Journal, Issue 2, Summer 2000
"This book presents an eminently understandable introduction to the theory and empirical evidence of economic growth, whilst reflecting contemporary issues....this is an ideal introductory textbook" Aslib Book List, Volume 65 No 3 March 2000
'Very readable....it is to be hoped that (policy makers) will find time to read this insightful book; they might then come under the influence of a highly functional (text) concerned with the improvement of the human condition, both through economic growth and through a fair distribution of
its fruits.' R. Hannesson, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, writing in the Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2000
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0198776136