Course description

The course will be combining a thorough review of the literature (both theoretical and empirical) along with state-of-the-art econometric analysis of the issues. The course will include in the empirical part a self-contained discussion of nonparametric techniques and their application to estimating nonlinearities in human capital and economic growth. The issue of nonlinearities has recently emerged as one of the most salient features of empirical work in the modelling of economic growth at large. We will apply nonlinear estimation techniques to a comprehensive data set on determinants of economic growth. The course aims to target students who would like a comprehensive exposure to the theoretical and empirical aspects of the human capital-economic growth nexus.


Distinguished Guest Speaker

Professor Thanasis Stengos (Department of Economics, University of Guelph, Canada.)

Participants

  • 1. Ioanna Apostolidou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
  • 2. George Bampinas (University of Macedonia)
  • 3. Vasileios Biskas (International Hellenic University)
  • 4. Periklis Boumparis (University of Macedonia)
  • 5. Emmanouil Chatzigiannis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
  • 6. Maria Christidou (University of Macedonia)
  • 7. Olcay Çolak (Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University)
  • 8. Alexandra Gkoulgkoutsika (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
  • 9. Maria Grydaki (University of Groningen)
  • 10. Georgios Itsines (University of Macedonia)
  • 11. Georgi Kalchev (American University in Bulgaria)
  • 12. Dimitrios Karaoulanis (University of Macedonia)
  • 13. Panagiota Karatasi (University of Macedonia)
  • 14. Ioanna Karypidou (University of Nicosia)
  • 15. Vasiliki Kounnou (University of Macedonia)
  • 16. Eleni Kyriazakou (University of Macedonia)
  • 17. Thomas Panagiotou (European University Institute)
  • 18. Nicola Pontarollo (University of Verona)
  • 19. Ourania Tremma (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
  • 20. Eftychia Tsanana (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
  • 21. Maria Vrachioli (University of Macedonia)
  • 22. Stefania Zotou (University of Ioannina)

2013 Course Evaluation



On a scale of 1 to 10 (where “1” corresponds to “absolute dissatisfaction” and “10” corresponds to “absolute satisfaction”), how satisfied are you from:

Average
The teaching material (lecture notes)8.06
The interest of the topics covered in the Short Course8.29
The ability of the Short Course to improve your research standards8.06
The organization of the theoretical lectures (morning lectures)8.24
The organization of the practical sessions (computer lab)7.18
The communication with the teachers during the Short Course8.65
The communication with the organizers before the Short Course (by email)8.59
The communication with the organizers during the Short Course8.59
The information available at our website8.12

Sponsors

University Research Institute (Ε.Π.Ι. Πανεπιστημίου Μακεδονίας)Gutenberg Publishers
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