ECO2704H1F Topics in Growth and DevelopmentThis course will review some recent research works on the macro aspects of growth and development. It will be concerned with the remarkable differences in per capita income across countries today, the existence of miracles and disasters in economic growth, and more generally, the evolution of world income distribution. The following topics maybe covered in the course: development accounting in one and multi-sector models, structural transformation, heterogeneous firms and aggregate TFP, trade and growth, and the evolution of world income in the long-run.
Section L0101, Fall 2012–13Instructor: Xiaodong Zhu [course website]
Location: GE 100