Theorists of Economic Growth from David Hume to the Present: With a Perspective on the Next Century by W. W. Rostow

Theorists of Economic Growth from David Hume to the Present: With a Perspective on the Next Century

byW. W. Rostow

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This history of theories and theorists of economic growth elucidates 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 period 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 developmenttheories. This authoritative overview also includes an agenda of unresolved problems in growth analysis and a description of the five major tasks statesmen will confront over the next several generations.

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W. W. Rostow is at University of Texas, Texas.
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Title:Theorists of Economic Growth from David Hume to the Present: With a Perspective on the Next CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 9.25 × 6.06 × 1.3 inPublished:December 1, 1960Publisher:Oxford University Press

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This is a book about theories of economic growth and the men and women who formulated them. It is also about the vicissitudes of the world economy over the past two and half centuries as they helped shape those theories. And it has something to say about the future---the future of the world economy, of political economy, and of public policy. Thus, it begins in the middle of the eighteenth century with David Hume and ends with a look into the next century.

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"A masterly summation of two centuries of thought on economic growth. Rostow parades the famous and the not-so-famous on their intellectual pilgrimage and offers us a lucid and enjoyable commentary from a definite point of view. The book is worth reading for the quotations alone."--SirAlexander Cairncross, University of Glasgow and Oxford University