Spring 2023 - ECON 484 D100

Selected Topics in Economics (3)

Economic Growth

Class Number: 3346

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    BLU 10901, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    To be determined by the instructor subject to approval by the department chair.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course equips students with a theoretical foundation for studying economic growth and technological progress. Topics covered include sources of economic growth, the impact of technological advances on growth and economic systems, the social-economic factors that influence innovation and the diffusion of technology, and public policy issues on technological progress and economic growth. This course will illustrate many of the concepts associated with economic growth via economic history.

Note: This is NOT a course in economic development.  The models and discussions may have a relationship with economic development, but the perspective in this course will be on growth (with some emphasis on historical growth) rather than modern applications to development.

Grading

  • Class Participation/Online Participation 20%
  • Discussion Paper 35%
  • Midterm Exam 15%
  • Final Exam 30%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Economic Growth, 3rd ed. by David Weil

  • Other papers will be added/available through Canvas

 


REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Please note that, as per Policy T20.01, the course requirements (and grading scheme) outlined here are subject to change up until the end of the first week of classes.

Final exam schedules will be released during the second month of classes. If your course has a final exam, please ensure that you are available during the entire final exam period until you receive confirmation of your exam dates. 

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at 778-782-3112 or caladmin@sfu.ca.

***NO TUTORIALS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES***

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html