Institutional and Social Dynamics of Growth and Distribution

Institutional and Social Dynamics of Growth and Distribution

By: Neri Salvadori (editor)Hardback

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Interest in the study of economic growth has experienced remarkable fluctuation in the history of economics. This book presents and discusses different approaches to the issues of institutional and social dynamics of growth and distribution, with all their theoretical, empirical, historical and methodological implications. The relationship between growth and institutions is analysed from both historical and theoretical perspectives, political institutions and their interplay with growth and income distribution are explored, and demographics, social aspects and the role played by institutions such as family are also discussed in detail.

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Contents: Introduction Neri Salvadori 1. Institutions and the Beginnings of Economic Growth in Eighteenth-Century Britain Joel Mokyr 2. The Coevolution of Institutions and Preferences: History and Theory Samuel Bowles 3. Politics and Income Distribution Martin Baur 4. Income Distribution and the Interaction between Cycles and Growth Piero Ferri and Anna Maria Variato 5. Market Failures within Poor Institutions: The Effects of Bureaucrats' Rent-seeking Activity Davide Infante and Janna Smirnova 6. Government Spending, Effective Demand, Distribution and Growth: A Dynamic Analysis Pasquale Commendatore, Carlo Panico and Antonio Pinto 7. The Role of Human Capital in Economic Growth: Evidence from Greek Regions Nikos Benos and Stelios Karagiannis 8. Adult Longevity and Economic Take-off from Malthus to Ben-Porath David de la Croix 9. Endogenous Age Structure in Descriptive Macroeconomic Growth Models: A General Framework and Some Steady State Analysis Luciano Fanti, Mimmo Iannelli and Piero Manfredi 10. Bright and Wealthy: Exploring Assortative Mating Valerio Filoso 11. Information Networks and Knowledge Spillovers: Simulations in an Agent-based Model Framework Christian Henning and Volker Saggau 12. Interaction between Economic and Social Variables: The Transformational Growth Matrix Edward Nell 13. Financial Fragility, Mean-field Interaction and Macroeconomic Dynamics: A Stochastic Model Corrado Di Guilmi, Mauro Gallegati and Simone Landini Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781848442283
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9781848442283
  • ISBN10: 1848442289

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