The profile provides you with a comprehensive theoretical and hands-on knowledge about growth processes and with an understanding of variations in growth across regions, countries and time.
Why did Europe and its overseas offshoots suddenly experience a growth takeoff in the 19th century despite millennia of stagnation? Why were Japan and the East Asian tigers able to catch-up in, respectively, the third and fourth quarter of the 20th century? And can China repeat this achievement, or will it perhaps fall prey to the so-called middle-income trap? Why is real income per capita in the U.S. twenty times that of Bangladesh? Are there limits to growth? The aim of this profile is to provide you with a comprehensive knowledge about the leading theories and the empirical methods that are used to address these and similar questions