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Introduction to Economic Growth [Hardcover]

Charles I Jones
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6 Feb 2002 0393977455 978-0393977455 2nd Revised edition
In Introduction to Economic Growth the only text in the field designed specifically for advanced undergraduates Charles I. Jones explains in clear, direct language how economists have come to understand the long-run growth of economies. Beginning with empirical evidence how rich are the rich countries, how poor are the poor, and how fast do the rich and poor countries grow? Professor Jones then presents the major theories of economic growth, from the Nobel Prize-winning work of Robert Solow to the new growth theory that has ignited the field in recent years."

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  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co.; 2nd Revised edition edition (6 Feb 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393977455
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393977455
  • Product Dimensions: 2.1 x 17.8 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 316,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best book in this domain 11 Dec 2011
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I bought this book as it was required for my course, The book is among the best in this domain, good explanations of complicated theories.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the ideal book to get started in growth theory 6 May 1999
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It is a perfect book for students who want to get started in growth theory. It combines basic maths with useful graphs. It is selective, it has a direction and it really gets the reader more and more interested as progress is made. Undoubtly, Prof. Charles Jones has the gift of teaching, as the key concepts are conveyed clearly to the reader. Actually, if that was the aim of the book, it clearly succeeded.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A thorough introduction 5 July 2000
By Peter - Published on
Since most intermediate-level macroeconomics textbooks - probably because of lack of space - usually decide to devote no more than a chapter or two to what is often considered to be the most important topic in economics, Jones' book serves as a very neat introduction to the field. Obviously, noone should expect to see the rigour one can find in advanced treatments, but - without doubt - it is easier to jump to advanced treatments if you see the intuitive explanation first. I could say this is one of the best textbooks I had a chance to read.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delivers on the promise 17 Feb 2003
By Denis Benchimol Minev - Published on
This book delivers on its promise of being a textbook on economic growth theory for undergraduates. It is not easy (as economic growth is not), but it is definitely within the grasp of economics undergraduate with knowledge of basic economic principles. It also provides sufficient advance material in the second half of the book to stimulate further study into economic growth. However, beware that this is not a book about policy prescriptions for economic growth, it is about the theoretical framework to understand it (necessary, but not sufficient for policy prescriptions).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book about the economic growth theory. 18 May 2001
By B. H. Cruz - Published on
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This is a excellent book about the economic growth theory. I've read excellent books as "Economic Growth" by R. Barro, "Advanced Macroeconomics" by David Romer and "Endogenous Growth Theory" by Philippe Aghion, the principal problem is the level, if you don't have notions about economic growth theory, you'll have problems to understand. Charles I. Jones wrote a excellent introduction about all the modern economic growth theory. I recommend this book amply.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent exposition and very useful to UG students 4 Oct 1998
By Bill of Sydney - Published on
Professor Jones' book is an excellent read. No doubt it is a bit slow for someone who knows mathematics but those who need a good introduction and want to get an insight into the problems of growth will find this book very useful. Ones mathematical skills can be used afterwrads to make a good progress. Jones did a very useful job and brought this technical subject within the reach of the undergraduate students.
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