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B. Economic growth and development

Volume horaire total 12


Prof. Vincenzo Lombardo, University of Naples Parthenope


Basic knowledge of neoclassical growth theory: Solow model and first generations of endogenous growth models


- Understanding of the causes of the contemporary divergence in income per capita across countries
- Study of the determinants of the process of very long-run economic development
- Analysis of deep factors at the root of the divergence in development path and income per capita
- Inequality and Economic Development (Tentative, if time permits)


The course focuses on the effects and determinants of the process of economic development analyzing the very long-run determinants of the contemporary divergence in income per-capita across and within countries. In the light of the unified growth theory, theoretical aspects are analyzed with particular attention to fertility, physical and human capital accumulation as well as technological progress. Then, empirical applications are surveyed with an emphasis on the deep factors at the source of the contemporary divergence in incomes, especially focusing on the role of institutions, culture and geography. Finally, the course offers insights on the link between distribution (income, wealth, land) and economic development.


Information du 27/04/2021 : online
May 14th 9:00 to 12:00
May 17th 9:00 to 12:00
May 21st 2:00 to 5:00 pm
May 27th 9:00 to 12:00


Specific readings may be requested and will be communicated to the participants before the session.