About the book

The textbook is a concise introduction to modern growth theory, aimed at advanced undergraduates. I came aboard for this 3rd edition, and Chad Jones (Stanford) is the original author. It covers the basic Solow model, endogenous innovations of both product-variety and quality-ladder types, and then takes on topics in development, the environment, and the take-off to sustained growth. It uses calculus and differential equations, but you can definitely adapt to teach it to students without that background (I do it every year).

You can click on the image to the right to find the Amazon page where you can purchase the book

I like to think of the blog as a supplement to the course, and I use a lot of posts as material when I teach from the book. The publisher's site is here, if you want an exam copy or access to the solutions manual. It also includes PDF's of the books figures.

Links to several teaching resources:

  1. Basic slides I use for class
  2. Some maps in raw form (png, jpg, etc) I use to talk about geography and growth
  3. All the figures from the book in JPG and PNG format
  4. All the figures from the book in PPT format