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Unformatted text preview: slide 1 CHAPTER 7 Economic Growth I In this chapter, you will learn… the closed economy Solow model how a country’s standard of living depends on its saving and population growth rates how to use the “Golden Rule” to find the optimal saving rate and capital stock slide 2 CHAPTER 7 Economic Growth I Why growth matters Data on infant mortality rates: 20% in the poorest 1/5 of all countries 0.4% in the richest 1/5 In Pakistan, 85% of people live on less than $2/day. One-fourth of the poorest countries have had famines during the past 3 decades. Poverty is associated with oppression of women and minorities. Economic growth raises living standards and reduces poverty…. Income and poverty in the world selected countries, 2000 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 $0 $5,000 $10,000 $15,000 $20,000 Income per capita in dollars % of population living on $2 per day or less Madagascar India Bangladesh Nepal Botswana Mexico Chile S. Korea Brazil Russian Federation Thailand Peru China Kenya slide 4 CHAPTER 7 Economic Growth I Why growth matters Anything that effects the long-run rate of economic growth – even by a tiny amount – will have huge effects on living standards in the long run. 1,081.4% 243.7% 85.4% 624.5% 169.2% 64.0% 2.5% 2.0% …100 years …50 years …25 years percentage increase in standard of living after… annual growth rate of income per capita slide 5 CHAPTER 7 Economic Growth I Why growth matters If the annual growth rate of U.S. real GDP per capita had been just one-tenth of one percent higher during the 1990s, the U.S. would have generated an additional $496 billion of income during that decade. slide 6 CHAPTER 7 Economic Growth I The lessons of growth theory …can make a positive difference in the lives of hundreds of millions of people. These lessons help us understand why poor countries are poor design policies that can help them grow learn how our own growth rate is affected by shocks and our government’s policies slide 7 CHAPTER 7 Economic Growth I The Solow model due to Robert Solow, won Nobel Prize for contributions to the study of economic growth a major paradigm: widely used in policy making benchmark against which most recent growth theories are compared looks at the determinants of economic growth and the standard of living in the long run slide 8 CHAPTER 7 Economic Growth I How Solow model is different from Chapter 3’s model 1. K is no longer fixed: investment causes it to grow, depreciation causes it to shrink 2. L is no longer fixed: population growth causes it to grow 3. the consumption function is simpler slide 9 CHAPTER 7 Economic Growth I How Solow model is different from Chapter 3’s model 4. no G or T (only to simplify presentation; we can still do fiscal policy experiments) 5. cosmetic differences slide 10 CHAPTER 7 Economic Growth I The production function In aggregate terms: Y...
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