Makro-Pic Seminar: Education and Long-Run Development

Block Seminar: January 15-16, 2016.
Location: tba.
Kickoff Meeting: 29.10.2015, 13:00, oec 0.168
Prep Meeting: tba.
Seminar Info: info.pdf
Course material for participants is available at the course material webpage


1. Does Schooling Cause Growth?

1. Reference: Klenow, P. J., and Bils, M. (2000). Does Schooling Cause Growth?. American Economic Review, 90(5), 1160-1183.

2. Education and Growth Acccounting

References: Cohen, D., and Soto, M. (2007). Growth and human capital: good data, good results. Journal of economic growth, 12(1), 51-76; Pritchett, L. (2001). Where has all the education gone?. The World Bank Economic Review, 15(3), 367-391.

3. What Does Human Capital Do?

Reference: Acemoglu, D. (2012). What Does Human Capital Do? A Review of Goldin and Katz's The Race between Education and Technology. Journal of Economic Literature, 50(2), 426-63.

4. Human Capital and Technology Diffusion

Reference: Benhabib, J., and Spiegel, M. M. (2005). Human capital and technology diffusion. Handbook of Economic Growth, 1, 935-966.

5. Schooling, Labor-Force Quality, and the Growth of Nations

Reference: Hanushek, E. A., and Kimko, D. D. (2000). Schooling, labor-force quality, and the growth of nations. American Economic Review, 90, 1184-1208.

6. Do Better Schools Lead to More Growth?

Reference: Hanushek, E. A., and Woessmann, L. (2012). Do better schools lead to more growth? Cognitive skills, economic outcomes, and causation. Journal of Economic Growth, 17(4), 267-321.

7. How Important is Human Capital for Development?

Reference: Hendricks, L. (2002). How important is human capital for development? Evidence from immigrant earnings. American Economic Review, 92(1), 198-219.

8. Do Institutions Cause Growth?

Reference: Glaeser, Edward L., Rafael La Porta, Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes, and Andrei Shleifer (2004). Do Institutions Cause Growth? Journal of Economic Growth 9, 271-303.

9. Institutions, Human Capital, and Development

Reference: Acemoglu, D., Gallego, F. A., and Robinson, J. A. (2014). Institutions, Human Capital, and Development. Annual Review of Economics, 6, 875-912.

10. Human Capital and Regional Development

Reference: Gennaioli, N., La Porta, R., Lopez-de-Silanes, F., and Shleifer, A. (2013). Human Capital and Regional Development. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 128(1), 105-164.

11. On the Mechanics of Economic Development

Reference: Lucas, R. E. (1988). On the mechanics of economic development. Journal of Monetary Economics, 22(1), 3-42.

12. Child Endowments and the Quantity and Quality of Children

Reference: Becker, Gary S., Nigel Tomes (1976). Child Endowments and the Quantity and Quality of Children. Journal of Political Economy 84 (4, part 2): S143-S162.

13. From Malthusian Stagnation to the Demographic Transition and Beyond

Reference: Galor, O., and Weil, D. N. (2000). Population, technology, and growth: From Malthusian stagnation to the demographic transition and beyond. American Economic Review, 806-828.

14. The Trade-off between Fertility and Education

Reference: Becker, S. O., Cinnirella, F., and Woessmann, L. (2010). The trade-off between fertility and education: evidence from before the demographic transition. Journal of Economic Growth, 15(3), 177-204.

15. Human Capital and Industrialization

Reference: Squicciarini, M., and Voigtlaender, N. (2015) Human Capital and Industrialization: Evidence from the Age of Enlightenment. Quarterly Journal of Economics (forthcoming)

16. Intelligence, Human Capital, and Economic Growth

Reference: Jones, G., and Schneider, W.J. (2006). Intelligence, human capital, and economic growth. Journal of Economic Growth, 11(1), 71-93.

Ciccone, A., & Papaioannou, E. (2009). Human capital, the structure of production, and growth. The Review of Economics and Statistics, 91(1), 66-82.