ECON 3375 From Stone Tools to Robots: Economic Growth and Development (Spring: 3 )
This course introduces students to Economic Growth. Our starting point is the question of why societies did not experience economic growth for most of human history. Indeed, growth is a very recent economic concept dating back to the XIX century. We will then study what drives growth. Examples include the introduction of electricity, telephone, and airplanes. In general, we will study how technology, capital accumulation, human capital, and innovation helped humanity to increase its well being. Finally, we will cover the impact of growth on our lives. For example, how life expectancy has changed over the past century.
Instructor(s): Pablo Guerron
Last Updated: 14-Sep-18