Makro-Pic Seminar: Death and Development

Lecture number: 800901
Block Seminar: Friday, July 6h, 8:00-13:00 and Saturday, July 7th, 8:00-18:00
Location: Heynehaus, Hey R2
Kickoff Meeting: 17.4., 15:00-16:00, MZG 1.142
Prep Meeting: 28.6., 15:00-16:00, MZG 1313
Course material for participants is available at the course material webpage

Themes

1. The Determinants of Mortality

References: D. Cutler, A. Lleras-Muney, A. Deaton, 2006, The Determinants of Mortality, Journal of Economic Perspectives 20, 97-120.
L. Pritchett, L. H. Summers, 1996, Wealthier is Healthier, Journal of Human Resources 31, 841-868.

2. Economic Development and the Escape from High Mortality

Reference: J.A. Birchenall, 2007, Economic Development and the Escape from High Mortality, World Development 35, 543-568.

3. Disease and Development

Reference: D. Acemoglu, S. Johnson, 2007, Disease and Development: The Effect of Life Expectancy on Economic Growth, Journal of Political Economy 115, 925-985.

4. Death and Development

Reference: P. Lorentzen, J. McMillan, R. Wacziarg, 2008, Death and Development, Journal of Economic Growth 13, 81-124.

5. When does Improving Health Raise GDP?

Reference: Q.H. Ashraf, A. Lester, D. Weil, 2008, When does Improving Health Raise GDP?, NBER Macroeconomic Annual 23, 157-204.

6. Life Expectancy and Economic Growth: The Role of the Demographic Transition

References:U. Sunde, M. Cervellati: Life Expectancy and Economic Growth, 2009, The Role of the Demographic Transition, Journal of Economic Growth 14, 1-35.

7. Accounting for the Effect of Health on Economic Growth

Reference: D.N. Well, 2007, Accounting for the Effect of Health on Economic Growth, The Quarterly Journal of Economics 122, 1265-1306.

8. Does Mortality Decline Promote Economic Growth

Reference: S. Kalemli-Ozcan, 2002, Does the mortality decline promote economic growth?, Journal of Economic Growth 7, 411-439.

9. Child Mortality and Fertility Decline

Reference: M. Doepke, 2006, Child Mortality and Fertility Decline: Does the Barro-Becker Model fit the facts?, Journal of Population Economics 18, 337-366.

10. Does Longevity Cause Growth?

References:M. Hazan, H. Zoabi, 2006, Does Longevity Cause Growth? A theoretical Critique, Journal of Economic Growth 11, 363-376.

11. Endogenous Lifetime and Economic Growth

Reference: S. Chakraborty, 2004, Endogenous Lifetime and Economic Growth, Journal of Economic Theory 116, 119-137.

12. Longevity and Lifetime Labor Supply

M. Hazan: Longevity and Lifetime Labor Supply, 2009, Theory and Evidence, Econometrica 77, 1829-1863.

13. From Malthus to Modern Growth: Can Epidemics Explain the Three Regimes?

N.P. Lagerloef, 2003, From Malthus to Modern Growth: Can Epidemics Explain the Three Regimes?, International Economic Review 44, 755-777.

14. The Quantity and Quality of Life

G.S. Becker, T.J. Philipson, R.R. Scares, 2005, The Quantity and Quality of Life and the Evolution of World Inequality, American Economic Review 95, 277-291.

15. Mortality Decline and Long Run Economic Growth

J. Zhang, J. Zhang, R. Lee, 2001, Mortality Decline and Long Run Economic Growth, Journal of Public Economics 80, 485-507.

16. AIDS and Africas Growth Tragedy

A. Young, 2006, The Gift of the Dying: The Tragedy of Aids and the Welfare of Future African Generations, Quarterly Journal of Economics 120, 423--466.
J.T. Cuddington, J.D. Hancock, 1994, Assessing the Impact of AIDS on the Growth Path of the Malawian Economy, Journal of Development Economics 43, 363-368.

17. Population Aging I: Facts and Consequences

D.N. Weil, 1997, The Economics of Population Aging, Handbook of Population and Family Economics, Vol. 1., 968-993

18. Population Aging II: The Flow of Ressources over the Life Cycle

D.N. Weil, 1997, The Economics of Population Aging, Handbook of Population and Family Economics, Vol. 1., 994-1009.

19. Population Aging II: Are cardiovascular diseases bad for economic growth?

M. Suhrcke and D. Urban, 2010, Are cardiovascular diseases bad for economic growth?, Health Economics 19, 1478--1496.

20. Rescaling the life cycle

R. Lee and J.R. Goldstein, 2003, Rescaling the life cycle: Longevity and proportionality, Population and Development Review 29, 183--207.