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  Introduction to ModernEconomic Growth Daron AcemogluDepartment of Economics,Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Contents Preface xi Part 1. Introduction  1Chapter 1. Economic Growth and Economic Development:The Questions 31.1. Cross-Country Income Di ff  erences 31.2. Income and Welfare 81.3. Economic Growth and Income Di ff  erences 111.4. Origins of Today’s Income Di ff  erences and World Economic Growth 141.5. Conditional Convergence 191.6. Correlates of Economic Growth 231.7. From Correlates to Fundamental Causes 261.8. The Agenda 291.9. References and Literature 32Chapter 2. The Solow Growth Model 372.1. The Economic Environment of the Basic Solow Model 382.2. The Solow Model in Discrete Time 482.3. Transitional Dynamics in the Discrete Time Solow Model 612.4. The Solow Model in Continuous Time 662.5. Transitional Dynamics in the Continuous Time Solow Model 712.6. Solow Model with Technological Progress 792.7. Comparative Dynamics 922.8. Taking Stock 942.9. References and Literature 952.10. Exercises 97Chapter 3. The Solow Model and the Data 1033.1. Growth Accounting 1033.2. Solow Model and Regression Analyses 1073.3. The Solow Model with Human Capital 1173.4. Solow Model and Cross-Country Income Di ff  erences: RegressionAnalyses 1253.5. Calibrating Productivity Di ff  erences 135 iii  Introduction to Modern Economic Growth 3.6. Estimating Productivity Di ff  erences 1413.7. Taking Stock 1483.8. References and Literature 1503.9. Exercises 151Chapter 4. Fundamental Determinants of Di ff  erences in EconomicPerformance 1554.1. Proximate Versus Fundamental Causes 1554.2. Economies of Scale, Population, Technology and World Growth 1604.3. The Four Fundamental Causes 1634.4. The E ff  ect of Institutions on Economic Growth 1784.5. What Types of Institutions? 1994.6. Disease and Development 2024.7. Political Economy of Institutions: First Thoughts 2064.8. Taking Stock 2074.9. References and Literature 2084.10. Exercises 211 Part 2. Towards Neoclassical Growth  213Chapter 5. Foundations of Neoclassical Growth 2155.1. Preliminaries 2155.2. The Representative Household 2185.3. In Þ nite Planning Horizon 2265.4. The Representative Firm 2295.5. Problem Formulation 2325.6. Welfare Theorems 2335.7. Sequential Trading 2415.8. Optimal Growth in Discrete Time 2455.9. Optimal Growth in Continuous Time 2465.10. Taking Stock 2475.11. References and Literature 2485.12. Exercises 250Chapter 6. Dynamic Programming and Optimal Growth 2556.1. Brief Review of Dynamic Programming 2566.2. Dynamic Programming Theorems 2606.3. The Contraction Mapping Theorem and Applications* 2666.4. Proofs of the Main Dynamic Programming Theorems* 2726.5. Fundamentals of Dynamic Programming 2806.6. Optimal Growth in Discrete Time 2916.7. Competitive Equilibrium Growth 2976.8. Another Application of Dynamic Programming: Search for Ideas 299iv  Introduction to Modern Economic Growth 6.9. Taking Stock 3056.10. References and Literature 3066.11. Exercises 307Chapter 7. Review of the Theory of Optimal Control 3137.1. Variational Arguments 3147.2. The Maximum Principle: A First Look 3247.3. In Þ nite-Horizon Optimal Control 3307.4. More on Transversality Conditions 3427.5. Discounted In Þ nite-Horizon Optimal Control 3457.6. A First Look at Optimal Growth in Continuous Time 3517.7. The q-Theory of Investment 3527.8. Taking Stock 3597.9. References and Literature 3617.10. Exercises 363 Part 3. Neoclassical Growth  371Chapter 8. The Neoclassical Growth Model 3738.1. Preferences, Technology and Demographics 3738.2. Characterization of Equilibrium 3788.3. Optimal Growth 3838.4. Steady-State Equilibrium 3848.5. Transitional Dynamics 3878.6. Technological Change and the Canonical Neoclassical Model 3908.7. Comparative Dynamics 3988.8. The Role of Policy 4008.9. A Quantitative Evaluation 4028.10. Extensions 4058.11. Taking Stock 4068.12. References and Literature 4078.13. Exercises 408Chapter 9. Growth with Overlapping Generations 4179.1. Problems of In Þ nity 4189.2. The Baseline Overlapping Generations Model 4219.3. The Canonical Overlapping Generations Model 4279.4. Overaccumulation and Pareto Optimality of Competitive Equilibriumin the Overlapping Generations Model 4299.5. Role of Social Security in Capital Accumulation 4339.6. Overlapping Generations with Impure Altruism 4369.7. Overlapping Generations with Perpetual Youth 4419.8. Overlapping Generations in Continuous Time 445v
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