[ 572KMAISWWK20 ] KS Economic Growth

Es ist eine neuere Version 2021W dieser LV im Curriculum Bachelor's programme Economics and Business 2022W vorhanden.
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3 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Economics Christoph Eder 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites (*)KS Einführung in die Volkswirtschaftslehre UND KS Einführung in die Makroökonomie
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Economics and Business 2020W 2020W
Objectives The course gives an overview of research on the question: “Why are some countries poor while others are rich?” After completing the course, students should know the basic facts about economic growth and understand the components, results, and consequences of the main theoretical models in the field and their empirical relevance.
Subject International income differences; Solow growth model and empirical applications; endogenous growth models; misallocation of resources; institutions; structural change
Criteria for evaluation Regular homeworks will be part of the evaluation as well as a final exam.
Methods For each topic, we start out with an empirical observation using real-world data and discuss how we can build a model to explain such an observation. Students are expected to bring a laptop (or at least a tablet) to work on toy models in Excel (or similar programs) themselves or analyze data to gain insights. Lectures will be only a small part of this course to formalize the ideas we gained during in-class discussions.
Language English
Study material Lecture notes will be provided. Some chapters from various textbooks might be required reading.
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 200
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority