Spring 2010 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations|
What causes differences in economic performance across countries? Why are some nations much wealthier than others? What is the role of politics in the growth process? We will examine this set of questions with the aid of formal growth theory, political theory, statistical analysis, and an in-depth discussion of various country cases. Topics covered include the role of savings and technology in economic growth, democracy and growth, growth miracles, and economic policy reform.
Interpretation, Quantitative Reasoning
Students will learn how to interpret and solve formal models of economic growth and how to carry out statistical analysis of growth on cros-country/time-series data sets.
Students wil compare and critically evaluate the relevance of alternative theories
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON-MN)(ECON)
Barro, Robert and Xavier Sala-i-Martin (2004) Economic Growth (Second Edition)
Easterly, William (2002) The Elusive Quest for Growth.
Sachs, Jefre (2005) The End of Poverty
Diamond, Jared (1997) Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies.
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One midterm, one final
Periodic graded problem sets
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