This course deals with major features of developing countries, analysing their interactions with the problems of take-off and steady-state growth, focusing on technological innovation and adoption processes, increasing returns, catching-up and trade relations.
Course contents summary
Economic and Human Development. Stylized Facts. Take-off and Long Period Growth. Technological Innovation and Imitation. Lagging behind, Catching up and Convergence. Increasing Returns and Cumulative Growth Models. Endogenous Growth Theory. Trade Relations and Economic Development. Market and Public Institutions in Developing Countries.
L.Boggio, G.Seravalli, Lo sviluppo economico: fatti, teorie e politiche. Il Mulino, Bologna, 2003.