Kenyon College
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James P. Keeler

Professor of Economics, Kenyon College

302 Ascension Hall

(740) 427-5285

Office Hours: 1:30- 4 MW, 2:30 - 4 TTh

Courses Offered

Fall 2008

ECON 205 Empirical Economics

ECON 375 Introduction to Econometrics

Spring 2009

ECON 202 Macroeconomic Theory

ECON 392.02 ST: Economic Growth

This seminar examines the sources, process and implications of sustained growth of incomes. Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations was an early analysis of how economies grew richer, and the field has developed to explain why there are differences in standards of living across countries. We will consider several theories of the process of economic growth, and balance that with empirical evidence on performance of current theory. We will analyze how population growth, technological change, investment in physical and human capital, government policy and the quality of institutions affect growth. Discussion on the implications of economic growth for globalization, environmental conditions and income inequality will be part of evaluating the effects of economic growth. Prerequisites: ECON 101 and ECON 102.

Research Interests

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