Economic Growth

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course


In this course you will examine the determinants and sources of economic growth, and learn the economic foundations and economic tools needed to consider and design economic growth policies. The course will also survey the key finding of the growth literature.

Course date: 
9.30am–4.30pm 26 October 2018

Course overview

Economic growth policies are one of the most challenging and important tasks for any government. Analysis on economic growth is becoming increasingly important as the government in Australia looks to sustain economic growth post the mining boom. Innovation and economic growth policies are key priorities for the government as outlined in the National Innovation and Science Agenda and the Australian Innovation System reports by the federal governments. This one day program provides an overview of the economics of growth and covers the basic economic foundations and tools required to consider and design economic growth policies. Drawing on basic microeconomic tools, this course covers a wide variety of important economic growth topics namely:

  • stylized facts, main concepts and framework for analysis;
  • Solow Model;
    • physical capital
    • population
    • human capital
  • productivity and the economics of ideas;
  • measuring productivity and growth accounting;
  • the role of technology in economic growth;
  • efficiency;
  • the role of government and economic growth;
  • empirics of economic growth – long terms sources of economic growth;
  • the role of institutions; and
  • inequality and its interplay with economic growth.

Cost: $1,350 GST incl; Group discounts applicable.

Course date: 9.30am–4.30pm 26 October 2018

Venue:#132, Crawford Building, Lennox Crossing, ANU

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Important information about your enrolment

All full day subscription courses are $1,350 (GST incl) unless otherwise specified. Maximum class size is 22 participants. Full day courses run from 9.30am - 4.30pm.

Group discounts are available for bulk registrations of 3 or more participants. To receive the group discount, registrations must include full details of all participants attending.

Cancellations or changes to course registrations should be provided in writing to at the earliest opportunity. Substitutions of registrants or shifting to other courses is permissible but subject to approval and may incur a cost.

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Course convenor

Professor Robert Breunig

Robert Breunig is Professor of Economics at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. Professor Breunig is a highly respected academic with a strong research record and over 50 published journal articles. He has received funding from many grant programs including the Australian Research Council and the United States Department of Agriculture.He has an extensive track record of helping the public service to build research capacity which he views as a particularly important activity.

Dr Omer Majeed

Omer is a Senior Economist for the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science in the Office of the Chief Economist. At the department Omer has worked on innovation, firm growth and high-growth firms. He completed his PhD in economics at the ANU. During his PhD Omer had several teaching and research responsibilities at the ANU. Prior to his PhD, Omer used to work as a Senior Economist for the Department of Treasury and Finance, Northern Territory. Omer’s research interests include firm analysis, economic growth, trade, innovation, foreign direct investment and applied econometrics.


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