INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Management PhD
2013-2014

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
BUS 689 Economic Growth Graduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
7.5 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Erkan ILGÜN, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erkan ILGÜN, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
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COURSE OBJECTIVE
This course will examine the factors that affect long-term economic growth and development. This field spans both theoretical and empirical approaches. The first half of the course will focus on theoretical approaches to economic growth, while the second half will take a more empirical approach. The goal of the course is for students to engage
with both the theoretical analysis and the empirical facts in understanding global differences in economic growth.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction
  2. Facts on Economic Growth and Development
  3. Neoß-classical (Solow-Swan) Model of Economic Growth
  4. A Modified Solow Growth Model
  5. Technology and Endogenous Growth
  6. The cutting edge of technology
  7. Limits of Growth
  8. Fundamental Determinants of Differences in Economic Performance
  9. Economic Development
  10. Distribution and Macroeconomics

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Assignments
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Presentation50
    Term Paper50
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • To familiarize you with a set of issues and questions that are central to macroeconomics, and that are also (hopefully) exciting and important;
    • To develop some of the most important tools of dynamic economics useful in macroeconomics
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • 1-Weil , D. N.: Economic Growth, Perason International Edition, Second Edition, 2009
    • 2-Jones, C. I.: Introduction to Economic Growth, W. W. Norton & Company Inc., N. Y. 1997
    • 3-Todaro, M. P. / Smith, S. C.: Economic Development, Addison-Wesley, 10th Edition, 2009

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
    Final Examination(1 week) 0
    Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
    Preparation for Final Examination 0
    Total Workload: 0
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0