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FYSE1575A-S22

Growth and its Limits

Growth and its Limits
What is economic growth? Is it limited in a world of finite resources? In this seminar we will explore these questions from a multidisciplinary perspective, drawing on readings from 18th century philosophers to 21st century research on climate change and artificial intelligence. Particular attention will be paid to the role of demography, agricultural productivity, and fossil fuels. We will develop simple mathematical models of growth and seek out relevant data to help inform our discussions and writing. 3 hrs. sem.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
22488
Subject Code:
FYSE
Course Number:
1575
Section Identifier:
A

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FYSE 1575

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