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ES30046: Growth theory

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2017/8
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Economics
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
ES30046A - Resit Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take ES20013 AND take ES20014
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide an account of the modern economic analysis of economic growth; though the unit draws appropriately on standard mathematical and numerical techniques, much emphasis is on economic intuition and political relevance.

Learning Outcomes:
Students should:
* be able to understand and critically appraise the analytical models and empirical evidence relevant to understanding the causes of differences in long-term growth performance across countries and regions;
* have sufficient skills to begin to formulate growth models competently.

Ability to develop rigorous arguments through precise use of concepts and mathematical models (Taught/Assessed/Facilitated).

The basic neo-classical model.. Optimal growth. Endogenous growth. Human capital. Imperfect Credit Markets. Inequality, Redistribution and Growth. R&D and Growth. Institutions, Culture and Growth.
Students are encouraged to take this unit after taking "Economics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship" (ES30098) in Semester 1. ES30046 takes the microeconomic concepts of innovation and entrepreneurship from the microeconomics perspective of ES30098 to the macroeconomic perspective of technological progress and economics growth.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ES30046 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Economics
  • UHES-AFB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics (Year 3)
  • UHES-AAB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UHES-AKB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UHES-AFB04 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Mathematics (Year 3)
  • UHES-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics (Year 3)
  • UHES-AAB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UHES-AKB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UHES-ACB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics with Combined Placement and Study Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHES-ACB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Combined Placement and Study Abroad (Year 4)