Students will be endowed with the toolkit to analyze data and interpret the patterns of growth in the global economy
Course contents summary
The textbook growth model is the standard theoretical toolkit to study the determinants of economic growth. As such, however, it is often considered too abstract to analyze real world issues. This course shows that this is not the case. It does so by providing the tools and the occasion to coherently and practically think about such topics as: Why do growth rates differ across countries and over time? How do we measure the growth contribution of physical and human capital? Is globalization bad or good for growth? Does “big Government” hinder growth?
David N. Weil, "Economic Growth", second edition, 2009, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4.2, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13