Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 September 1992

736 Pages | 30 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195080438

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Theorists of Economic Growth from David Hume to the Present

With a Perspective on the Next Century

W. W. Rostow

This history of theories and theorists of economic growth elucidates in a unique way the economic theory, economic history, and public policy observations of the renowned scholar W.W. Rostow. Looking at the economic growth theories of the classic economists up to 1870, Rostow compares Hume and Adam Smith, Malthus and Ricardo, and J.S. Mill and Karl Marx. He then examines the periods 1870-1939 and its economic theorists, including Schumpeter, Colin Clark, Kuznets, and Harrod, and surveys the three forms of growth analysis in the postwar era: formal models, statistical morphology, and development theories.


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