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wir290 - Economic Growth (Complete module description)
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Module label Economic Growth
Module code wir290
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law (Business Administration and Business Education)
Applicability of the module
  • Bachelor's Programme Economics and Business Administration (Bachelor) > Studienrichtung Volkswirtschaftslehre
  • Bachelor's Programme Sustainability Economics (Bachelor) > Vertiefungsmodule
Responsible persons
Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Authorized examiners)
Bitzer, Jürgen (Module responsibility)
Prerequisites
none
Skills to be acquired in this module
Upon completion of the module, students will be able to:
- discuss fundamental economic growth models and analyse empirical evidence,
- analyse the long-term determinants of economic development and discuss them in the context of modern societies,
- evaluate strategies to reach sustainable economic growth discussed in the public and politics,
- participate in a discussion on the topic, developing a well-grounded position and problem solving strategy.
Module contents
The module consists of a lecture and a seminar. “Why are we so rich and they so poor?” In the module, the theoretical models, the empirical evidence, and the strategies applied or discussed by politics to reach sustainable economic growth are introduced and discussed.
Reader's advisory
Jones, C. I. (2013), Introduction to Economic Growth (3rd ed.), New York: Norton.
Easterly, W. (2002), The Elusive Quest for Growth. Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics, Cambridge: MIT Press.
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Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
Dieses Modul besteht aus einer Vorlesung und einem Seminar. Beide Veranstaltungen werden in englischer Sprache angeboten. Die Präsentation von Referaten im Seminar ist in Ausnahmefällen auch in deutscher Sprache möglich. Die Klausuraufgaben können in deutscher oder englischer Sprache beantwortet werden.
Modullevel / module level ---
Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Vorlesung und Übung
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Einführung in die VWL, Mikroökonomische Theorie, Makroökonomische Theorie, Mathematik für Ökonomen
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture
2 28
Seminar
2 28
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
end of semester
written exam