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Barro, Robert J.

Works: 302 works in 1,586 publications in 8 languages and 26,254 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Longitudinal studies  Textbooks  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other
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Most widely held works by Robert J Barro
Macroeconomics by Robert J Barro( Book )

123 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author presents the market-clearing approach as a general method for analyzing real-world macroeconomic problems. The stress on this approach means that the book is not a "ballanced" treatment of alternative macroeconomic models. There is no book-and probably could be none of substance-that is balanced in this respect. Although he deals in a serious manner with the Keynesian model, he does not use the Keynesian framework for most of the analyses of economic events or policies. The Keynesian theory is an advance topic that involves specific assumptions about the ways that private markets malfunction. The nature of these malfunctions and the special features of the Keynesian model cannot be fully understood and appreciated until the market-clearing analysis has been worked out
Economic growth by Robert J Barro( Book )

87 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This graduate level text on economic growth surveys neoclassical and more recent growth theories, stressing their empirical implications and the relation of theory to data and evidence. The authors have undertaken a major revision for the long-awaited second edition of this widely used text, the first modern textbook devoted to growth theory. The book has been expanded in many areas and incorporates the latest research."--Jacket
Determinants of economic growth : a cross-country empirical study by Robert J Barro( Book )

44 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hundreds of empirical studies across countries have highlighted the correlation between growth and a variety of variables. Barro summarises this important literature in three essays, based on lectures delivered at LSE in February 1996
Money employment and inflation by Robert J Barro( Book )

38 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a textbook on macroeconomic theory that attempts to rework the theory of macroeconomic relations through a re-examination of their microeconomic foundations. In the tradition of Keynes's General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (published in 1936), and Patinkin's Money, Interest, and Prices, published in 1956 and revised in 1965, this book represents a third generation of macroeconomic theory. This book presents a comprehensive choice-theoretic analysis of the determination of the level of employment and the rate of inflation. A central feature of the book is the recasting of macroeconomic analysis in terms of a theory of exchange under non-market-clearing conditions. In addition, the analysis incorporates other aspects of the current reformulation of macroeconomic theory, including the relation between inflationary expectations, rates of return, and unemployment, the dynamics of aggregate demand, and the significance of incomplete information regarding the spatial distribution of wages and prices
Modern business cycle theory( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting it right : markets and choices in a free society by Robert J Barro( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation A collection of essays based on Barro's (economics, Harvard U.) contributions to the arguing the libertarian economic stand of property rights and free markets and identifying the areas of government interference that hinder or help economic growth. The essays have a good deal of flair and clarity traveling into democracy and growth in Eastern Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore and Peru, monetary and financial policy in England, Mexico, and Argentina, and fiscal and macreconomic policies in the US and Britain. The concluding discussions tackle privatization, tobacco regulation, ecology, and baseball. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or
Nothing is sacred : economic ideas for the new millennium by Robert J Barro( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the 1970s, Robert Barro's academic research has significantly influenced macroeconomic theory. For more than a decade, his writing has also enlivened the pages of publications such as the Wall Street Journal and Business Week. In Nothing Is Sacred, Barro applies his well-honed free market arguments to a remarkably diverse range of issues. These include global problems such as growth and debt, as well as social issues such as the predictive value of SAT scores, drug legalization, the economics of beauty, and the relationship between abortion rights and crime reduction. Throughout, Barro shows that even the most widely held beliefs are not sacred truths. The application of sound economic analysis can shed new -- and often surprising -- light on them."--rear cover
Money, expectations, and business cycles : essays in macroeconomics by Robert J Barro( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal tax reform : myths and realities by Michael J Boskin( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macroeconomic policy by Robert J Barro( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining powerful insights from theory with close observation of data, Barro's new book goes a long way toward the establishment of an empirically based macroeconomic theory
Black Monday and the future of financial markets( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European macroeconomics by Robert J Barro( Book )

44 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This macroeconomics text is written from a European perspective and adopts an open-economy approach. The authors cover the main macroeconomic theories and policy in relation to the components of the macroeconomic environment including the household and the monetary system
The impact of social security on private saving : evidence from the U.S. time series by Robert J Barro( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education in the twenty-first century by Edward P Lazear( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, a range of Hoover Institution scholars offer evidence, insights, and ideas on the key policy questions affecting education. The contributors detail the importance of education to both the individual and society as a whole, shedding light on what education does, on various ways to structure education, on lessons that can be learned from the past, and on how much can be accomplished in the future
Currency unions by Alberto Alesina( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: What is the optimal number of currencies in the world? Common currencies affect trading costs and, thereby, the amounts of trade, output, and consumption. From the perspective of monetary policy, the adoption of another country's currency trades off the benefits of commitment to price stability against the loss of an independent stabilization policy. The nature of the tradeoff depends on co-movements of disturbances, on distance, trading costs, and on institutional arrangements such as the willingness of anchor countries to accommodate to the interests of clients
Costs and benefits of economic integration in Asia( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To recover from recession, the global economy must rely on the strong performance of developing Asian economies, and it has become clear not only in Asia that regional cooperation and integration is key to regional economic development. Heavily reliant on external demand as an impetus to growth and closely linked to global financial markets, Asian economies are becoming closely integrated through trade, investment, and financial transactions. But how closely integrated are they, and what are the real benefits of integration? In line with its goal to foster economic growth and cooperation in the region, the Asian Development Bank, with Robert J. Barro and Jong-Wha Lee, have collected a formidable group of scholars to tackle the issues related to these questions. Costs & Benefits of Economic Integration in Asia offers quantifiable results from the field's top economists on cooperation and integration in the areas of trade, investment, and finance in Asia
Education matters : global schooling gains from the 19th to the 21st century by Robert J Barro( Book )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently human capital has emerged as one of the most active areas of research in economics. This research depends fundamentally on good data, and efforts at constructing useful measures of educational attainment for a broad panel of countries go back 20 years. In this book the extend the earlier work is extended by presenting and discussing a new long-term data set on educational attainment of the population for 146 countries from 1870 to 2010. In addition, new data is given on educational quality based on internationally comparable test scores for 134 countries from 1965 to 2010
Technological diffusion, convergence, and growth by Robert J Barro( Book )

26 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We construct a model that combines elements of endogenous growth with the convergence implications of the neoclassical growth model. In the long run, the world growth rate is driven by discoveries in the technologically leading economies. Followers converge toward the leaders because copying is cheaper than innovation over some range. A tendency for copying costs to increase reduces followers' growth rate and thereby generates a pattern of conditional convergence. We discuss how countries are selected to be technological leaders, and we assess welfare implications. Poorly defined intellectual property rights imply that leaders have insufficient incentive to invent and followers have excessive incentive to copy
Economic growth and convergence by Robert J Barro( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: From the perspective of conditional convergence, China's GDP growth rate since 1990 has been surprisingly high. However, China cannot deviate forever from the global historical experience, and the per capita growth rate is likely to fall soon from around 8% per year to a range of 3 4%. China can be viewed as a middle-income convergence-success story, grouped with Costa Rica, Indonesia, Peru, Thailand, and Uruguay. Upper-income convergence successes comprise Chile, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. China's transition from middle- to upper-income status should not be hindered by a middle-income trap, which seems not to exist. The cross-country dispersion of the log of per capita GDP shows no trend since 1870 for 25 countries with long-term data. This group excludes emerging-market countries such as China and India. For 34 countries with data since 1896, there is clear evidence of declining dispersion starting around 1980. This pattern reflects especially the incorporation of China and India into the world market economy
Capital mobility in neoclassical models of growth by Robert J Barro( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The empirical evidence reveals conditional convergence in the sense that economies grow faster per capita if they start further below their steady-state positions. For a homogeneous group of economies - like the U.S. states, regions of western European countries, and the GECD countries - the convergence is unconditional in that the poor economies grow faster than the rich ones. The neoclassical growth model for a closed economy fits these facts if capital is viewed broadly to encompass human investments, so that diminishing returns to capital set in slowly, and if differences in government policies or preferences about saving lead to heterogeneity in steady-state positions. Yet if the model is opened to allow for full capital mobility, then the predicted rates of convergence for capital and output are much higher than those observed empirically. We show that the open-economy model conforms with the evidence if an economy can use foreign debt to finance only a portion of its capital, even if 50% or more of the total. The problems in using human capital as collateral can explain the required imperfection in the credit market
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Determinants of economic growth : a cross-country empirical study
Alternative Names
Barro, R. J.

Barro, R. J. 1944-

Barro, R. J. (Robert J.)

Barro, R. J. (Robert Joseph), 1944-

Barro, Robert.

Barro, Robert 1944-

Barro, Robert J.

Barro, Robert J. 1944-

Barro, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1944-

Barro, Robert Joseph.

Barro, Robert Joseph 1944-

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Robert J. Barro US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler

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Waggonar R. C. 1944-

Барро Р. Д

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Барро, Роберт

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Economic growthDeterminants of economic growth : a cross-country empirical studyMoney employment and inflationGetting it right : markets and choices in a free societyNothing is sacred : economic ideas for the new millenniumMoney, expectations, and business cycles : essays in macroeconomicsMacroeconomic policyEuropean macroeconomics