This course examines the causes and consequences of cross-country differences in economic performance. We will investigate why some nations are much wealthier than others. Using the neoclassical growth model as a starting point, we will explore the fundamental determinants of per-capita income and growth. In addition to the use of a standard textbook, we will work through a number of journal articles and policy papers to obtain a deeper understanding of the long-run drivers of economic development. Over the course of the semester, we will discuss numerous controversial issues with regard to economic growth. Examples include the importance of openness for the development process as well as the long-run impacts of colonialism.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON-MN)(ECON)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Jones and Vollrath, Introduction to Economic Growth, 3rd edition.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Problem sets, 2 exams, and a final project.
|Instructor(s): Kuenzel,David J. Times: .M.W... 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: PAC125; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 24||SR major: 10||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 0||FR: X|
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