Courses

14.773 Political Economy of Institutions and Development (Part 1)

Spring 2014

Syllabus

Lecture 1: Introduction and Overview

Lectures 2 and 3: Introduction to Dynamic Voting and Constitutions

Lecture 4: Economic Institutions under Elite Domination

Lecture 5: Labor Coercion

Lectures 6 and 7: Weak States and State Building

Lecture 8: Institutional Change and Democratization

Lecture 9: Persistence and Dysfunctional Democracies

Lectures 10 and 11: Information, Belief and Politics

Lectures 12 and 13: Culture, Values and Cooperation

Political Economy Lecture Notes

Problem Set 1

14.452 Economic Growth

Fall 2013

Syllabus

Lecture 1 (part 1) - Stylized Facts of Economic Growth and Development

Lectures 1 (part 2), 2 and 3 - The Solow Growth Model

Lecture 4 - The Solow Growth Model and the Data

Lectures 5 and 6 - Neoclassical Growth

Lecture 7 - Overlapping Generations

Lecture 8 - Neoclassical Endogenous Growth

Lectures 9 and 10 - Endgenous Technological Change

Lecture 11 - Technology Diffusion, Trade and World Growth

Lecture 12 - Directed Technological Change

Lecture 13 - Stochastic Growth

Problem Set 1

Problem Set 2

14.461 Advanced Macroeconomics

Fall 2013

Syllabus

Lecture 1 - Technological Change

Lecture 3 - Competition, Policy and Technological Progress

Lecture 2 - Knowledge Spillovers and Diffusion

Lecture 4 - Technology and the Labor Market

Lectures 5 and 6 - Directed Technological Change

Lecture 7 - Innovation, Reallocation and Growth

Lecture 8 - Modeling Firm Dynamics

Lecture 9 - Climate Change and Technology

Lecture 10 - Creativity and Leadership

Lecture 11 - Misallocation and Productivity Differences across Countries

Lectures 12 and 13: Input-Output Linkages: Implications for Productivity and Volatility

14.452 Economic Growth

Fall 2013

14.773 Political Economy

Political Economy of Institutions and Development

Spring 2013

Syllabus

Lecture 1: Introduction and Overview

Lectures 2 and 3: Static Voting Models

Lectures 4 and 5: Introduction to Dynamic Voting and Constitutions

Lecture 6: Economic Institutions under Elite Domination

Lecture 7: The Role of the State and Different Political Regimes

Lecture 8: Instutional Change and Democratization

Lectures 9 and 10: Persistence and Disfunctional Democracies

Lectures 11 and 12: Information, Beliefs and Politics

Lecture 13: Culture, Values and Cooperation

Problem Set 1

Problem Set 2

Problem Set 3

14.773 Political Economy

Political Economy of Institutions and Development

Spring 2012

Syllabus

Lecture Notes

Lectures 1 and 2: Static Voting Models

Lectures 3, 4 and 5: Introduction to Dynamic Voting and Constitutions

Lecture 6: Economic Institutions under Elite Domination

Lecture 7: The Role of the State and Different Political Regimes

Lecture 8: Institutional Change and Democratizaton

Lecture 9: Persistence of Elites and Intstitutions

Lectures 10 and 11: Information, Beliefs and Politics

Lectures 12 and 13: Culture, Values and Cooperation

14.452 - Economic Growth

Spring 2012

Syllabus

Lecture 1 (part 1): Stylized Facts of Economic Growth and Development

Lecture 1 (part 2), Lecture 2, Lecture 3 (part 1): The Solow Growth Model

Lecture 3 (part 2): The Solow Growth Model and the Data

Lecture 4: Foundations of Neoclassical Growth

Lecture 5: Neoclassical Growth

Lecture 6: Overlapping Generations

Lecture 7: Stochastic Growth

Lecture 8: Neoclassical Endogenous Growth

Lectures 9 and 10: Endogenous Technological Change

Lecture 11: Technology Diffusion, Interdependences and World Growth

Lecture 12: Directed Technological Change

14.661 Labor Economics I

Fall 2011

Syllabus

Problem Set 1

Problem Set 2

Problem Set 3

Problem Set 4

Lectures in Labor Economics

Lectures 1 and 2 - Investment in Education and Skills

Lecture 3 - Education, Selection, and Signaling

Lectures 4 and 5 - Externalities and Peer Effects

Lectures 6 and 7 - Moral Hazard and Applicaitons

Lecture 8 - Efficiency Wages

Lectures 9 and 10 - Investments in General and Specific Skills

Lecture 11 - Partial Equilibrium Sequential Search

Lecture 12 - Equilibrium Search and Matching

14.452 Economic Growth

Fall 2011

Syllabus

Problem Set 1

Problem Set 2

Lecture 1 - Stylized Facts of Economic Growth and Development

Lectures 2 and 3 - The Solow Growth Model

Lecture 4 - The Solow Growth Model and the Data

Lecture 5 - Foundations of Neoclassical Growth

Lectures 6 and 7 - Neoclassical Growth

Lecture 8 - Overlapping Generations

Lecture 9 - Neoclassical Endogenous Growth

Lectures 10 and 11 - Endogenous Technical Change

Lecture 12 - Tchnology Diffusion, Interdependences and World Growth

Lecture 13 - Directed Technological Change

14.461 Advanced Macroeconomics: Technological Change

Fall 2011

Syllabus

Problem Set 1

Problem Set 2

Lectures 1 and 2 - Review of Models of Endogenous Technological Change

Lecture 3 - Knowledge Spillovers and Diffusion

Lecture 4 - Competition and Innovation

Lectures 5 - 7 - Directed Technological Change

Lecture 8 - Technology and the Labor Market

Lecture 9 - Prodcutivity Differences Across Countries

Lecture 10 - Misallocation and Productivity

Lecture 11 and 12 - Innovation and Firm Dynamics

6.207/14.15 Networks

Fall 2009

Instructors:K Daron Acemoglu, Asu Ozdaglar

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Lecture Notes:

Lecture 1 - Introduction

Lecture 2 - Graph Theory and Social Networks

Lecture 3 - Erdos-Renyi Graphs and Branching Processes

Lecture 4 - Erdos-Renyi Graphs and Phase Transitions

Lecture 5 - Generalized Random Graphs and Small-World Model

Lecture 6 - Growing Random Networks and Power Laws

Lecture 7 - Search on Networks: Navigation and Web Search

Lecture 8 - Diffusion through Networks

Lecture 9 - Introduction to Game Theory-1

Lecture 10 - Introduction to Game Theory-2

Lecture 11 - Introduction to Game Theory-3

Lecture 12 - Applications of Game Theory to Networks

Lectures 13 and 14 - Evolution and Learning in Games

Lecture 15 - Repeated Games and Cooperation

Lecture 16 - Cooperation and Trust in Networks

Lectures 17 and 18 - Network Effects

Lectures 19-21 - Bayesian Nash Equilibria, Auctions and Introduction to Social Learning

Lectures 22 and 23 - Social Learning in Networks

Lecture 24 - Decisions in Groups

Problem Sets:

Problem Set 1

Problem Set 2

Problem Set 3

Problem Set 4

Problem Set 5

14.463 Advanced Economic Growth

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Lecture 1 - Introduction

Lecture 2 - Review of Endogenous Growth: Explaining Variety Models

Lecture 3 - Review of Endogenous Growth: Schumpterian Models

Lecture 4 - Directed Technological Change

Lecture 7 - Innovation by Incumbents and Cumulative Research

Lecture 8 - Technology Diffusion, Trade and Interdependencies: Diffusion of Technology

Lecture 10 - Appropriate Technologies and Barriers to Technology Adoption

Lectures 15 and 17 - Trade Growth and Innovation

Lecture 19 - Structural Change

Lecture 21 - Stochastic Dynamic Programming and Applications

Lecture 22 - Stochastic Growth

Lecture 23 - Structural Transformations and Market Failures in Development (Part 1)

Lecture 27 - Structural Transformations and Market Failures in Development (Part 2)

Problem Set 1

Problem Set 2

Problem Set 3

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