The Causes of Economic Growth

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Authors: Szostak, Rick

  • Provides comprehensive treatment of the causes and foundations of economic growth
  • Integrates theories and methods from economics and other social sciences
  • Organized around a twelve-step process for interdisciplinary research
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What are the causes of economic growth? As billions of people still live in poverty, this is perhaps the most important question in human science. It is also a very complex one, as rates of economic growth are influenced by a multitude of economic as well as political, geographical and sociological factors. This books attempts to advance a nuanced understanding of the process of economic growth by synthesizing the insights of several social science disciplines. Different theories and methods employed by economists and other social scientists to study the causes of economic growth are analyzed and it is shown how and why those insights should be integrated by applying best-practice techniques of interdisciplinary analysis. Scholars and practitioners are thus provided with a wide array of potential strategies for encouraging growth as well as guidance on how these strategies may interact.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Interdisciplinarity and Economic Growth

    Szostak, Rick

    Pages 1-26

  • The Key Phenomena that Potentially Cause Growth

    Szostak, Rick

    Pages 27-52

  • The Most Relevant Theories and Methods

    Szostak, Rick

    Pages 53-98

  • Relevant Disciplines and Disciplinary Perspectives

    Szostak, Rick

    Pages 99-134

  • An Interdisciplinary Literature Survey

    Szostak, Rick

    Pages 135-139

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eBook $149.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-92281-0
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-10078-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Causes of Economic Growth
Book Subtitle
Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-92282-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-92282-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-92281-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-10078-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 373
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