Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2019-20

Crecimiento Económico es la tercera asignatura de la secuencia de Macroeconomía en el Grado de Economía, después de las asignaturas Introducción a la Macroeconomía y Macroeconomía Intermedia.

Se encuadra dentro de la materia Análisis Económico.

El objetivo de esta asignatura es proporcionar al estudiante los conocimientos básicos, tanto a nivel teórico como empírico, para comprender y analizar los problemas del crecimiento económico a largo plazo. Además, enseña al estudiante a utilizar el razonamiento analítico para plantear problemas económicos y resolverlos.



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Capacity to find and analyse information.
  • CG8 : Analyse problems using critical reasoning, without prejudices, precisely and rigorously.
  • CG9 : Capacity for synthesis.


General Competences acquired at University of Alicante (CGUA)

  • CGUA2 : Use computer, I.T. and communications technology tools as a matter of course in all of one's professional activities.
  • CGUA3 : Capacity for oral and written communication.


Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE10 : Capacity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired to solve theoretical and applied economic problems.
  • CE11 : Analytical skills for developing theoretical frameworks that simplify study of the real economy and the capacity to set appropriate levels of abstraction when studying different economic questions.
  • CE3 : Bring a rational approach to the analysis and description of any aspect of economic reality.
  • CE5 : Issue expert reports on specific economic situations (international, national or regional) or on sectors of the same.
  • CE6 : Draft economic management projects at international, national or regional level.
  • CE8 : Identify the sources of relevant economic information and their content.
  • CE9 : Understand economic institutions as the result and application of theoretical or formal representations of how the economy works.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

  • To understand the main determinants of growth in per capita income.
  • To increase comprehension of the wide divergence observed between different countries in terms of income levels and of the significant changes in the long term growth rates of certain economies.
  • To familiarise students with the fundamentals of economic analysis relating to important growth models such as the Solow model (with and without human capital) and the endogenous growth model based on R&D investment.
  • To introduce students to data analysis



Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2019-20

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Code: 35015
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,50
Practical credits: 0,90
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1,5
    Practical credits: 0,9
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught