Economic Growth

A person's finger creates a pink wave-like image on a touchscreen.

An interactive touchscreen experiment. In Lecture 9 and 10, the class talks about endogenous technical change, like Apple's touchscreen patent, and its connection to economic growth. (Image courtesy of on Flickr. License: CC BY-NC-SA.)


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This half semester class will present an introduction to macroeconomic modeling, particularly economic growth. It will focus both on models of economic growth and their empirical applications, and try to shed light on the mechanics of economic growth, technological change and sources of income and growth differences across countries.

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Daron Acemoglu. 14.452 Economic Growth. Fall 2016. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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