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Summer School on Developments in Economic Growth Analysis: “Human Capital and Economic Growth”, Rimini, Italy. Date: 13-21.05.2011. Deadline: 20.03.2011

20.03.2011


 
The course will be combining a thorough review of the literature (both theoretical and empirical) along with sdiscussion of nonparametric techniques and their application to estimating nonlinearities in human capital and economic growth. The issue of nonlinearities has recently emerged as one of the most salient features of empirical work not only in the human capital-growth relationship but in the modeling of economic growth at large.

We will apply nonlinear estimation techniques to a comprehensive data set on human capital and economic growth. The course aims to target graduate students and interested faculty who would like a compherensive exposure to the theoretical and empirical aspects of the human capital-economic growth nexus. Graduate sudents are expected that they will be researching this topic as part of their degree programs.

The list of proposed topics to be covered is as follows:
 
Part I: Introduction
1. Introduction to Human Capital and Economic Growth
2. The Concept of Human Capital: A Brief Historical Overview
Part II: Theoretical and Empirical Research on Human Capital and Economic Growth
3. Theoretical Models of Human Capital and Economic Growth
4. Human Capital and Economic Growth: The Empirical Literature
Part III: The Empirics of Human Capital and Economic Growth
5. Measuring Human Capital and Data Sources
6. Human Capital and Economic Growth: Linear Specifications
7. A Primer on Nonparametric Methods and their Application to Research in Human Capital and
Economic Growth
8. Human Capital and Economic Growth: Nonlinear Specifications
9. Conclusion

Summer School Programme 2011

Application form

Application forms, the summer school program and further information are available at a link in the RCEA’s homepage www.rcfea.org or by writing to secretary@rcfea.org

Source: http://www.rcfea.org/content/view/90/100/