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Unified Growth Theory by Oded Galor

Published By: Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 978-0-691-13002-6
Date of Publication: 2011


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Reviewed by: Elias Dinopoulos of University of Florida
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.50.1.179.r17
Review Pages: 213-16

Book Review Abstract

Elias Dinopoulos of University of Florida reviews "Unified Growth Theory" by Oded Galor. The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins: Explores the forces that have generated the transition of the world economy from an epoch of stagnation to an era of sustained economic growth and triggered the emergence of the large disparity in living standards across the globe. Discusses the move from stagnation to growth; the Malthusian theory; theories of the demographic transition; unified growth theory; unified growth theory and comparative development; and human evolution and the process of development. Galor is Herbert H. Goldberger Professor of Economics at Brown University. Name and subject indexes.


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JEL Classifications

J11: Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts ; General Migration
O41: One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models


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