• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course explores theoretical developments in the analysis of economic growth and introduces current debates on evidence and policy relevant to the growth performance of both developed and developing economies. The course is structured around a series of key papers from journals. The theoretical material is reinforced by tutorial exercises that require students to understand and interpret the mathematics and economics of the growth models.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Students who successfully complete this course will:

  • understand how growth models have developed and changed over time;
  • know about the theoretical developments in the analysis of economic growth;
  • be introduced to current debates on evidence and policy relevant to the growth performance of both developed and developing economies.

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

  • Tutorial assignments (best 4 / 5) 20 %
  • 1 Essay (3-4,000 words) 20 %
  • Final Exam 60 %

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Prescribed Texts

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Assumed Knowledge

1. The standard neo-classical growth model with exogenous investment (Solow-Swan) and with optimal investment (Ramsey).

2. Differential equations and principles of static and dynamic optimisation (e.g. Barro and Sala-i-Martin, Economic Growth, Appendix on Mathematical Methods).

Potential students who are not familiar with these topics must discuss with the lecturer their suitability for this course.  They can read up on these topics in the Barro text.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3852
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $5130
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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