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ERIC Number: EJ1011892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0485
Economic Growth and Development in the Undergraduate Curriculum
Acemoglu, Daron
Journal of Economic Education, v44 n2 p169-177 2013
A central theme of this article is that economics instructors should spend more time teaching about economic growth and development at the undergraduate level because the topic is of interest to students, is less abstract than other macroeconomic topics, and is the focus of exciting research in economics. Facts and data can be presented to describe the economic growth problem facing nations, both rich and poor. Instructors can then use key elements of the Solow growth model and discuss the importance of technology to explain economic growth to students. Recent research in economics can be used in the classroom to discuss the reasons why some countries are rich and others are poor. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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