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Economic Growth and Development


Aims of the course

Theoretical and analytical instruments to understand and to analyse the growth processes and to read a relevant literature. A combination of subjects of economic growth and economic development.

Course syllabus

1. Stylized facts on growth and development
2. Neoclassical growth models - basics: Solow and AK
3. Neoclassical growth models - basics: Ramsey model
4. Endogenous growth theory: technology change
5. Endogenous growth theory: technology transfer and catch-up
6. Population and human capital and economic growth
7. Technology, tangible and intangible capital and growth
8. Trade, FDI and economic growth
9. Structural change and growth.
10. Financial development and growth
11. The problems of non-balaced growth
12. Political economy and growth. Institutions and growth
13. Political economy and growth. Sustainable development.
14. The development problems: Putting it all together

Course director(s)

  • Office Hours
  • Wednesday at 9:00 in R-302
  • To avoid waiting in front of the door for your turn, please send an email, I will try to give you a more detailed time slot.
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