© 1982

Introduction to the Theory of Economic Growth


Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 205)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Ramu Ramanathan
    Pages 1-4
  3. Ramu Ramanathan
    Pages 18-72
  4. Ramu Ramanathan
    Pages 73-144
  5. Ramu Ramanathan
    Pages 145-186
  6. Ramu Ramanathan
    Pages 187-219
  7. Ramu Ramanathan
    Pages 220-243
  8. Ramu Ramanathan
    Pages 244-253
  9. Ramu Ramanathan
    Pages 254-272
  10. Ramu Ramanathan
    Pages 273-295
  11. Ramu Ramanathan
    Pages 296-347
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 349-350

About this book


This book is an outgrowth of years of teaching and doing re­ search at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in the area of economic growth. Although there have been several books on this topic published in the last eight years, I have been dis­ satisfied with them for several reasons. First, books such as those by Wan, Burmeister and Dobell are uneven in their technical difficulty and, while they are excellent, are apparently difficult for first year graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Solow's expository book, on the other hand, is at the other ex­ treme. Furthermore, many of the books seem to be aimed at the authors' peers rather than the students. My primary objective in writing this book is to bridge this gap and to pitch, very appro­ priately I hope, at the level of a typical student enrolled in a beginning course in growth theory. Secondly, almost all the growth models in the literature can be recast in a single analyti­ cal framework. Although the various authors have not written so as to conform to any particular pattern, it -is the function of a textbook writer to identify such a pattern, if it exists, and pre­ sent the theory in that framework. Many authors make implicit as­ sumptions about their models which are either never specified or sometimes specified in footnotes.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of CaliforniaLa JollaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Introduction to the Theory of Economic Growth
  • Authors R. Ramanathan
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-11943-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-45541-4
  • Series ISSN 0075-8442
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 350
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Economic Theory/Quantitative Economics/Mathematical Methods
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