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Introduction to Economic Growth (Second Edition) Hardcover – December 17, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0393977455 ISBN-10: 0393977455 Edition: Second Edition

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About the Author

Charles I. Jones is the STANCO Professor of Economics at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1993. He is well known for his research and papers on long-run economic growth. Jones is equally well known as an educator with a gift for distilling complicated subjects down to their essence and making them accessible to all levels of students. He is the author of Introduction to Economic Growth, Third Edition (2013).
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Second Edition edition (December 17, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393977455
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393977455
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 0.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #605,912 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Same book as newer edition.
Mark
It also provides sufficient advance material in the second half of the book to stimulate further study into economic growth.
Denis Benchimol Minev
This is a excellent book about the economic growth theory.
B. H. Cruz

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 6, 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.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Peter on July 5, 2000
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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.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Denis Benchimol Minev on February 17, 2003
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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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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By B. H. Cruz on May 18, 2001
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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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bill of Sydney on October 4, 1998
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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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 12, 1998
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This is an interesting book, but for anyone coming from some sort of substancial mathematical background, this book may seem a bit slow. In many ways it could be summarized in a 10-20 page paper. However, this book may be useful for those only vaguely familar with calculus and wanting a technical introduction to growth theory.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 2, 1999
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The book presents the subject in a very friendly way; great for a first glance to the subject. However, I have to agree that it turns out to be a little too basic as one approaches the chapters on new growth and other alternative theories.
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