This course introduces some workhorse economic growth models and unified growth theory that are widely used in the literature to study the engines of growth and fundamental causes of growth. It consists of two main components. The first one focuses on the variations and evolution of growth theories. The second one focuses on discussions of fundamental causes of growth and comparative development. Comprehensive understanding of the engines and fundamental causes of economic growth and development is essential for policy makers, researchers, and stakeholders in designing public policies towards sustainable development.
This course facilitates graduate students to study the policies towards sustainable development goals (SDGs) with solid scientific background from microeconomic foundation to macro aggregate level. By that, the course fosters students’ potential capacities in contributing to obtaining SDGs in the future.
My course encourages students to discuss extensively about the mechanisms of economic development in designing policies towards obtaining multiple SDGs.