Economic Growth in Development Economics


This archive uses presents feedback on multi-choice questions on 40 different topics, with varying numbers of questions in each. Many of the questions involve clickable images, with students using mouse clicks to indicate equilibria. Topics include: markets, firms, wages, national income, money, unemployment and inflation, government, and international.

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International Monetary Fund

This is a special issue of Finance and Development (March 2006), produced by the IMF, with non-technical papers on economic growth in a development context. Papers emphasise the plurality of definitions and theories of growth, but also address practical development strategy issues.

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Jonathan M Harris, Tufts University

Selected chapters from the second (2006) edition of 'Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: A Contemporary Approach (Houghton Mifflin), recommended by reviewers as one of the clearest integrations of standard environmental economics with new ecological economics. The first two (mainly introductory) chapters are available to download, and two more (Trade and the Environment and Economics of Climate Change) are available as teaching modules. Downloadable 'environmental policy updates' (on fuel prices, energy supplies, global warming and energy policy formulation) are also available. Those who have bought the book can access instructor resources and student support materials from this site, using the password provided.

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Dani Rodrik, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

This page collects PDF-format slide shows from presentations given by Rodrik. Topics include "Is the Nation State the Enemy of Global Equality?", "Has Sustained Growth Decoupled from Industralization?" "Industrial Policy and the European Union", and "The Why and How of Growth Diagnostics." The slides have enough text to be read as self-contained lessons.

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Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson, MIT

Extensive notes on Acemoglu and Robinson's lectures on institutional political economy as applied to development, which form a proptotype for their recent book on 'Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy.' Makes extensive use of economic models, but text should also be of interest to economic historians, political economists and political scientists.

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