Skip to main content
Unit of study_

ECOS3018: Economics of Growth

The aim of this unit is to understand the key features of economic growth, both theoretically and empirically. The first part of the unit will introduce theoretical models from the recent literature on the economics of ideas, growth and development, social infrastructure, population, and natural resources. These will be used to develop an analytical framework of economic growth in historical perspective and across countries. The relationship between growth, technical progress, income distribution along with the role of economic policies and institutions will be considered. Sources of differences in income and growth across countries will also be examined.

Code ECOS3018
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6
(ECOS2001 or ECOS2901) and (ECOS2002 or ECOS2902)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate openness to new ways of thinking and appreciate the importance of intellectual curiosity and reflection as the foundation for continuous learning
  • LO2. critically evaluate underlying theories, concepts, assumptions, limitations and arguments in economics.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.