Course Offerings

  • Econ 3479 – Economic Growth


    3-week May term, May 11 – May 29, 2020


    Do you want to know why

    • Some countries experience rapid growth, e.g., China, South Korea?
    • Some countries experienced zero or even negative growth, e.g., Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe?
    • Some countries’ annual income per person is less than 1% that of the U.S.?

    Then, this course is for you. In this course, you’ll learn the roles of capital, labor, health, education, population growth, technological innovation, and natural resources in economic growth.

    About the instructor:

    Professor Francis Ahking is the instructor of this course. His areas of teaching and research interests are macroeconomics, economic growth, and international economics. He developed this course over 10 years ago and has taught this course both in-person and online for many years. You can contact him at if you have questions. A copy of the syllabus is found here.


    For more information, contact: Prof. Ahking at

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