Growth and Distribution
Why do economies grow over time? Why are some countries are so much more productive than others? What are the consequences of economic growth? We will study alternative theories, empirical evidence, and explore economic policies directed at growth. Students will become familiar with facts about long-run growth and variation across countries, will develop oral presentation skills, will enhance their ability to appreciate and critique empirical analysis, and will gain command of issues central to policy debates.
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