Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics
Examining structural change and economic growth in Development Economics.
In this course, we build on what we understood in Development Economics around issues of structural change and economic growth. We will focus on formal mathematical and empirical examinations of alternative theories of long-run economic growth, technological change, and income distribution.
We train you to grow familiar with standard growth models. You will become familiar with alternative models, variously termed Structuralist or Post-Keynesian, as examples of models that use different building blocks and assumptions to offer an alternative approach to understand growth and macroeconomic policy.
You will learn modelling and empirical exercises while also engaging with current and timeless debates on these topics.