Demographic Change and Economic Growth

Simulations on Growth Models

  • Lars Weber

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Lars Weber
    Pages 1-15
  3. Lars Weber
    Pages 87-165
  4. Lars Weber
    Pages 167-213
  5. Lars Weber
    Pages 215-285
  6. Lars Weber
    Pages 287-295
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 297-334

About this book


In this book the author investigates the impact of demographic change on economic growth. As a result of the current financial crisis, a new view on economics has been demanded by various scientists. The author provides such a new view on economic growth, using a methodology of system dynamics. By applying this method, the author focuses on characteristics of complex systems and analyzes aging and shrinking processes, and not only positive growth. Delays and feedback processes are also considered. This leads to deeper and revealing insights into economic behavior. In doing so, a new semi-endogenous growth model is developed by introducing a specific and detailed population sector (demographic growth model). The book shows and analyzes the behavior of such a model and tests several policy scenarios in a transfer chapter to apply the new theoretical approach on real world problems. The major results are summarized in 15 principles of demographic growth.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Lars Weber
    • 1
  1. 1.Management gemeinnützige GmbH, Hochschulstudienzentrum LeipzigFOM Hochschule für Oekonomie &LeipzigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-2589-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-2590-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
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