Growth and Distribution
This class examines fundamental questions about why economies grow over time, and why some countries are so much more productive than others. It provides a theoretical framework for thinking about economic growth, discusses a variety of empirical studies on the subject, and explores economic policies directed at growth. Students will 1. become more familiar with facts about long-run economic changes and the large variations across countries 2. practise giving oral presentations 3. enhance their ability to appreciate and critique empirical analysis 4. gain command of issues central to policy debate
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