Economic Growth

A.Y. 2021/2022
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
April 2022
Places available
Lead instructor: Alberto Bucci
The course aims at introducing students to the basic building-blocks of exogenous and endogenous Growth Theory. In particular, it will analyze and discuss: (i) The Ramsey model of exogenous technical change and economic growth; (ii) (Some examples of) The convex generalizations of the neo-classical growth theory ('AK'-growth-model); (iii) If time allows, the human capital-based endogenous growth model (Uzawa, 1965 and Lucas, 1988) will also be discussed along with the endogenous technological change growth model by the 2018's Nobel Prize winner in Economics(Paul M. Romer,1990).
Knowledge of Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Mathematical Analysis (multivariate calculus and optimization).
For first year students - Mandatory for Economics PhD students.
Maximum number of participants: 16
Assessment methods
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
How to enrol


The course enrolment deadline is usually the 25th day of the month prior to the start date. More specifically:

  • 25 November 2021 for courses starting in December 2021
  • 27 December 2021 for courses starting in January 2022
  • 25 January 2022 for courses starting in February 2022.

Deadlines for enrolment in other courses will be announced as soon as possible.

How to enrol

  1. Access enrolment on PhD courses online service using your University login details
  2. Select the desired programme and click on Registration (Iscrizione) and then on Register (Iscriviti)

Ignore the option "Exam session date” that appears during the enrolment procedure.


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