This book presents the views of a well kwn ecomist on what problems and prospects the world is likely to face in the year 2050. The central argument of the author is that the population of the world, after a growth from 1176 to 2050 will achieve zero growth by the year 2100. Furthermore, the population of the developing nations will have begun to decline.
W. W. Rostow is Professor Emeritus of Political Economy at the University of Texas at Austin. The author of numerous books and articles on economic theory, history, and public policy, he has taught at Cambridge, Columbia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Oxford, and was a consultant to the Eisenhower Administration before serving in those of Kennedy and Johnson.