Pisa (Italy), October 5-7, 2001

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Since the mid 1980s growth economics has again become a central topic in economic theorizing. Interest in the study of economic growth has experienced remarkable ups and downs in the history of economics: It was in the center of the concerns of the Classical political economists from Adam Smith to David Ricardo, and then of Karl Marx, but moved to the periphery during the so-called 'marginal revolution'. John von Neumann's growth model and Roy Harrod's attempt to generalize Keynes's principle of effective demand to the long run re-ignited interest in growth theory. Following the publication of papers by Robert Solow and Nicholas Kaldor in the mid 1950s, growth theory became one of the central topics of the economics profession until the early 1970s. The recent endogenous growth theory has revitalized the field from a decade of dormancy in the late 1980. The goal of this Conference is to analyze the recent developments in growth theory also in the light of the historical roots of the field. Attention is also given to the analysis of growth theories developed in the past. 
It is planned to publish selections of papers in special issues of Metroeconomica and in the European Journal of the History of Economic Thought and a larger selection in a volume with a major publisher. All papers will be made available on the Internet until the end of the Conference.The Conference will be held in Pisa at the Hotel Santa Croce in Fossabanda