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Economic Dynamics

Growth and Development


Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 350)

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About this book


The theory of economic development is a branch of economic dynamics. Any discussion of the theory must involve dynamics even though not all dynamic problems are necessarily related to economic development. The theory's primary locus is upon the nice paths of economic variables. Stationary states, which have been the main concern of modem economic development theory, are actually special cases of economic dynamics. In this study, we propose an economic development theory within the framework of input-output systems and neoclassical economics. No political problems will be dealt with, although this does not mean that questions such as why Japan had a higher growth rate than China in the past are not important. Similarly, rather than dealing with the psychological and institutional aspects of in economic development processes we only suggest ways (or methods, as Hicks would call them) for analyzing what determines economic development from the point of view of "pure" economics. Our main contribution to economic growth theory is that we investigate various nonlinear dynamic phenomena such as bifurcations and economic cycles. We emphasize that oscillations and structural changes are not rare but universal in a progressive economy. No economic system can be stabilized forever if change is permitted.


Development Entwicklung Growth Inflation Structural Changes Strukturwandel Wachstum

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Futures StudiesStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Economic Dynamics
  • Book Subtitle Growth and Development
  • Authors Wei-Bin Zhang
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-53217-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-86480-3
  • Series ISSN 0075-8442
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 232
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Economics, general
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