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MA Economics

Year of entry: 2021

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Course unit details:
Economic Growth

Unit code ECON60662
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Economics
Available as a free choice unit? Yes


The aim of this course is to provide an advanced treatment of the main issues, concepts and techniques in modern growth theory.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course students should be able to

(i) understand and critically evaluate alternative theories of growth;

(ii) develop models of their own from which to derive original results.



Exogenous Growth Models


Endogenous Growth Models I: Physical Capital Accumulation


Endogenous Growth Models II: Human Capital Accumulation


Endogenous Growth Models III: Research and Development


Growth and Income Distribution


Growth and Governance


Growth and Financial Markets

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and tutorials

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Other 25%
Written exam 75%

25% Mid term test

Recommended reading

Basic text:        Barro, R.J. and X. Sala-i-Martin, 1995. Economic Growth, McGraw-Hill.


Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 20
Tutorials 2
Independent study hours
Independent study 128

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Mohammad Haque Unit coordinator

Additional notes


Students must have taken either Econ60111 or ECON60411 and either Econ60081 or ECON60811.


Lecture - Thursday 12-2pm

Tutorial - Monday 2-3pm.


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