Growth and Development

lecge1216  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Growth and Development
5.00 credits
30.0 h
De la Croix David; Lefèvre Mélanie (compensates De la Croix David);
Main themes
Traits fundamental economic growth, covering a dual aspect: the transition to a world of growth (industrial revolution and demographic transition), and the income disparities between countries. In addition to the dimen-sion of per capita income, should be addressed demographic aspects, technological, distribution of income and gender egalities. The various models: Malthus (non-growth), neoclassical growth, endogenous growth. The factors of growth and development policy: the capital and development assistance, technology, human capital and education, birth control, and institutions (corruption, social fragmentation, democracy).
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Over the last twenty years, understanding of the mechanisms underlying the process of growth and development has developed considerably. This Growth and Development course aims to make students familiar with the principal mechanisms invoked in the literature, and related empirical data. By the end of the course, the student should be able to distinguish the contributions of the various models and discuss the factors underlying divergences in revenue between countries.
Other information
Course entry requirements: Political Economics course, passive knowledge of English, mathematics - high school level
  • Portefeuille de transparents
I. Morris, Why the West Rules – For Now, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010
Williamson, Macroeconomics, chapitre 7-8, Pearson, 2018
O. Galor, Unified Growth Theory, Princeton, 2015
W. Easterly, The Elusive Quest for Growth, Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics, MIT Press, 2002
A. Maddison, The World Economy, A millennial perspective, OECD, 2001
G. Clark, A Farewell to Alms, Princeton University Press, 2007
Teaching materials
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Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Geography : General

Minor in Sustainable Development

Additionnal module in Geography

Additionnal module in Economics

Minor in Economics

Minor in Economics (open)

Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics