14.452 Economic Growth

Fall 2008

Photograph of skyscrapers in Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
Shanghai waterfront, People's Republic of China. (Image courtesy of Keith Marshall on Flickr.)

Course Description

This half semester class presents an introduction to macroeconomic modeling, focusing on the theory of economic growth and some of its applications. It will introduce a number of models of non-stochastic and stochastic macroeconomic equilibrium. It will use these models to shed light both on the process of economic growth at the world level and on sources of income and growth differences across countries.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Daron Acemoglu

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
2 sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Recitations:
1 session / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Graduate