Subjects in Economic Growth

Guglielmo Volpe, London Metropolitan University

From a final-year course at London Metropolitan, this is a set of four tasks related to growth, along with a two-page explanation of the structure of the course. Each task states aims, learning outcomes, research questions and key references.

Economic Growth, Worksheets and Projects
George Marios Angeletos, MIT

Detailed notes from eight lectures of an undergraduate course are downloadable separately as PDFs. The topics from this Spring 2013 course include Solow and the Neoclassical growth model, endogenous growth, and financial crises. All materials are available as PDF files, with links to the course website that provides accompanying materials.

Intermediate Macroeconomics, Economic Growth, Online Text and Notes
Scott E. Page, University of Michigan

A series of twenty lectures from a free online course that ran in 2012. Each is broken into chunks of about ten minutes. The video format shows the speaker's face along with slides that he annotates live. Topics include decision theory, economic growth, Markov chains, fitting lines to data, linear and non-linear models, agent-based models, co-ordination problems in game theory, networks, random walks, and auctions, among others.

Advanced Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Advanced Applied Economics, Economic Growth, Video and Audio Lectures, Game Theory

This archive uses presents feedback on multi-choice questions on 40 different topics, with varying numbers of questions in each. Many of the questions involve clickable images, with students using mouse clicks to indicate equilibria. Topics include: markets, firms, wages, national income, money, unemployment and inflation, government, and international.

Assessment Materials, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Principles (General), Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Development Economics, Economic Growth, Environmental and Transport Economics, International Economics, Labour Economics, Employment and Unemployment, Other topics
International Monetary Fund

This is a special issue of Finance and Development (March 2006), produced by the IMF, with non-technical papers on economic growth in a development context. Papers emphasise the plurality of definitions and theories of growth, but also address practical development strategy issues.

Development Economics, Economic Growth, Online Text and Notes, Structural and Institutional Economics
Paul Krugman, Princeton University

Part of the Nobel prize website, this page provides resources related to the 2008 winner Paul Krugman of Princeton University. It includes the video of his Nobel lecture - New trade, new geography and the troubles of manufacturing - that focuses on economic geography and trade, comcluding that: increasing returns have been a powerful force shaping the world economy, that force may actually be in decline, but that decline itself is a key to understanding much of what is happening in the world today. Users will need Windows Media Player or RealPlayer to view the lecture. The site also includes supporting materials, such as interviews, lecture slides and press releases.

Principles of Macroeconomics, Lecture Slides, Economic Growth, Video and Audio Lectures, International Economics
Mary E Edwards, St. Cloud State University

This webpage supports a textbook on regional and urban economics authored by Mary Edwards of St. Cloud State University. The site features chapter by chapter PowerPoint lectures and related Internet links, as well as the syllabus of the course on the book as taught by the author in 2007. Two sample chapters and links to regional economic data are also available. Topics covered by the book include agglomeration economies, growth controls, smart growth, and zoning, core-periphery models and supply-based regional growth analysis.

Curricula and Syllabi, Lecture Slides, Economic Growth, Online Text and Notes, Regional and Urban Economics
Thorvaldur Gylfason, University of Iceland

About 300 PowerPoint slides in six presentations have been made available to accompany Gylfason's Principles of Economic Growth textbook. They combine text, tables, figures and original portraits of growth theorists.

Lecture Slides, Economic Growth, Online Text and Notes
Wolfram Demonstrations Project

Graphic representations of various concepts in microeconomics (e.g. monopoly, consumer and producer surplus, Edgeworth Box), macroeconomics (e.g. Solow growth model, Keynesian cross, Lorenz Curve and Gini coefficient), game theory (e.g. Nash equilibrium in 3x3 game, binomial tree) and financial theory (e.g. net present value, price-yield curve). Submitted by various authors in Mathematica, with short explanation of underlying theory, and options to manipulate the diagram by changing the different variables. To do this, and view the demonstrations in the browser, requires download of the Mathematica Player browser plug-in which is available for Windows, Linux or Mac. These form part of the Wolfram Demonstrations Project, hosted on the website of independent scientist Stephen Wolfram as a development of his popular Mathematica program.

Intermediate Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Consumption and Households, Interactive Tutorials, Economic Growth, Financial Economics, Game Theory, Industrial Economics, International Economics, Monetary Economics
Jonathan M Harris, Tufts University

Selected chapters from the second (2006) edition of 'Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: A Contemporary Approach (Houghton Mifflin), recommended by reviewers as one of the clearest integrations of standard environmental economics with new ecological economics. The first two (mainly introductory) chapters are available to download, and two more (Trade and the Environment and Economics of Climate Change) are available as teaching modules. Downloadable 'environmental policy updates' (on fuel prices, energy supplies, global warming and energy policy formulation) are also available. Those who have bought the book can access instructor resources and student support materials from this site, using the password provided.

Development Economics, Economic Growth, Online Text and Notes, Tutors' Guides
HM Treasury

Economic Growth and Government Policy seminar collates papers on economic growth, and its links to education and other aspects of government policy, presented to a HM Treasury seminar in October 2000 and downloadable as PDF files. Subjects include 'What does modern growth analysis say about government policy towards growth?' (Richard Freeman), 'Public policies and aggregate economic performance' (Tim Besley), 'Supply side policy and British relative economic decline' (Nick Crafts), 'The benefits of education' (Jon Temple). Papers are relatively short, avoid technical presentation, and summarise the state of the art of 'new' growth theory circa 2000.

Economic Growth, Online Text and Notes, Labour Economics, Employment and Unemployment, Political Economy, Public-sector Economics and Public Choice Theory
Danny Quah, London School of Economics and Political Science

As China takes its place among the world’s richest economies, economic growth in the long run will endure only if innovation and technology capabilities ramp up dramatically. How will this happen? Danny Quah of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) discusses this topic in this 70 minute audio (mp3) lecture, recorded in 2007.

Economic Growth, Video and Audio Lectures, Financial Economics, Specific economies or countries
Charles I Jones, University of California, Berkeley

The categories in this collection of references for use in economic growth courses is as follows: basic references; internet resources; neoclassical growth models; empirical evidence: growth and levels; first generation/"AK" growth models; idea-based growth models; empirical evidence on models of long-run growth; learning by doing and human capital; why are we so rich and they so poor?; the direction of technical change; growth over the very long run; r&d, patents, and productivity; natural resources, the environment, and growth; and interesting and accessible readings.

Economic Growth, Online Text and Notes
Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson, MIT

Extensive notes on Acemoglu and Robinson's lectures on institutional political economy as applied to development, which form a proptotype for their recent book on 'Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy.' Makes extensive use of economic models, but text should also be of interest to economic historians, political economists and political scientists.

Development Economics, Economic Growth, Online Text and Notes, Economic History, Political Economy, Structural and Institutional Economics
Dietz Vollrath, University of Houston

Around 200 slides to accompany the text "Introduction to Economic Growth" by Jones and Vollrath. These are in PDF format, or alternatively can be downloaded as TeX with figures for recompilation. They are released on Vollrath's "Growth Economics" blog, which also has many accessible summaries of topical issues related to growth.

Lecture Slides, Economic Growth

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