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The course outlines major economic policies associated with fostering economic growth and incentivizing various structural changes of the economy. The course uniquely focuses both on the issues of the catch-up growth by middle/low income countries and on the current economic concerns of the high-income countries. The latter include the development of the technology economy, the decrease of inequality across individuals and companies, stimuli for R&amp;amp;amp;D investment and protection of intellectual property rights, promotion of energy efficiency and the use of environmentally friendly technologies. The course focuses on the macro and micro-level analysis of economic growth and draws upon the experience of the US, EU, Japan and the BRICS countries. Prerequisites: Introductory macroeconomics (grade 7 and above desirable), Introductory econometrics (grade 7 and above desirable). The course may be viewed as a good companion to electives: Time series, Dynamic panel data, Economics of innovation, Institutional economics.