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Macro Tools for Country Economists: Growth Analytics

Description: The course introduces country economists to tools useful in the diagnosis of economic growth problems and the forecast of economic growth.  It links growth theory with "growth diagnostics," describes tools to assess the contribution of reforms to income and growth, and tests understanding through case studies or hands-on computer exercises. Participants will explore practical questions such as:

  • How do you measure the return on capital in an economy?
  • What are the most important constraints to economic growth?
  • What tools are useful and how to estimate the consequences of eliminating them?
  • What is the contribution of government expenditure to growth and how do you measure it?

Each analytical concept will be introduced and used to analyze a real world situation (or a thought experiment) to allow participants to understand what the concept and the challenges they may face in applying it.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this course, participants will be able to conduct applied growth analysis.


Last updated: 2008-04-08




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