Economic Growth - Spring 2016


Tell me and I will forget
Show me and I will remember
Involve me and I will understand

Step back and I will act 

(Chinese proverb on learning)


YouTube and alike:
From our own world (any similarity with the dean of CBS is aimed at)The Krugman Blues

Fra vores helt egen verden (Danish)

A website for growth economists:
Economic Growth Resources 

Growth theory with Mathematica.
Computation, simulation of dynamic systems

Other links:

Data sets
Krugman and Layard: A manifesto for economic sense
VoxEU: Research-based policy analysis
Project Syndicate
Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)

Center for Equitable Growth
Center for Macroeconomics (CFM)
Institute for Economic Modelling
Resources for Economists
Tax Justice Network
The Equality Trust
Resources for economists on the internet
The Economic Policy Institute
Moore's Law
Life expectancy
Data sets:
Charles Jones’ Data Archive
CIA World Factbook
EHE website
EU KLEMS Growth and Productivity

Groningen Growth and Developing Centre

Michael Kremer's Data Guide

Penn World Table:

Resources for Economists
Sergio Rebelo's Data Archive
Globalization index
Stock markets
R&D statistics
Tax Justice Network

World Bank:
Economic Growth Project
Inequality data

World Income Inequality Database

The resource curse

Sjak Smulders

Econometrics links

Library service:

Macro economists:
Ben Bernanke
Ben Heijdra
Bradford DeLong
Carl Walsh
Carl-Johan Dalgaard
Charles I. Jones
Danny Quah
Dani Rodrik
Daron Acemoglu
David Romer
Gregory Mankiw
Hans Jørgen Whitta-Jacobsen
Henrik Jensen
Holger Strulik
Jean-Paul Fitoussi
Jeffrey Frankel
Jonathan Temple
Jordi Gali

Joseph E. Stiglitz
Katarina Juselius
Kenneth Rogoff
Lars Svensson
Lawrence Summers
Mark Gertler
Maurice Obstfeld
Michael Woodford
Miles Kimball
Nouriel Roubini
Olivier Blanchard
Oded Galor
Paul Krugman
Paul Romer
Paul Segerström
Peter Howitt
Peter Skott
Philippe Aghion
Peter Thompson
Robert Shiller
Sergio Rebelo
Simon Wren-Lewis
Thomas Sargent 
Willem Buiter
Xavier Sala-i-Martin


Lecturer: Christian Groth,
General description of the course
Course plan and syllabus (as updated 21/5 and now, 26/5, with "point IV.B and C" added to what was before a truncated sentence at I.D).

Lectures: Fridays 8-10:
CSS 2-1-12. Starts 12/2.
Class (Niklas Brønager): Wednesdays 8-10: CSS 4-1-36. Starts 17/2.

Lectures and lecture notes    
Short notes


  Exercise class
Internal evaluation in Week 14,  deadline Friday at 12:00. Results will become available in Absalon. Errata to course material 
External evaluation in Week 19 until 13/5 at 12:00.  Results will become available in Absalon. Homework/workshop assignment
Previous exams 
The Five Commandments of Written Exam Computation, simulation
Previous Economic Growth
: 2000 and 2001,
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015
Supplementary material, e.g.: The debate around Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
Solow interview on Equitable Growth.
Paul Romer's idea of Charter Cities.

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