Fall 2017

This course is an introduction to the mathematical theory of economic growth and is primarily for students in the Ph.D. Program in Economics.

We will be using the book Economic Growth (2nd Ed.) by Robert J. Barro and Xavier Sala-i-Martin as our main text. We will also read several journal articles, as noted in the syllabus.

The Syllabus for the Fall 2017 is available now. This is a preliminary version of the syllabus and is likely to change before class begins.

You may find it useful to read Chapter 4 of The Growth Book. This chapter is about the basic mathematics of growth rates.

Links to the outside readings will be added as the course progresses.




Economics 840

Growth Theory



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