Growth Theory

Growth Across Time
Growth in Different Countries
An Economic Calculation: Should You Buy a Vacation Timeshare?
Capital and Rental Cost
Opportunity Cost, Profit, and Comparative Advantage
Scale and Substitution
The Production Function and Aggregation
Accounting for Growth
Success and Failure of Social Systems
Mathematical Growth Models
The Rich and the Poor
Practice Questions on Capital, Comparative Advantage, Scale, and Substitution
Practice Questions on the Production Function, Growth Facts, and Growth Accounting
Practice Questions on Growth and Social Systems, Mathematical Growth Models, and Wealth and Poverty


Saving, Finance, and Social Security


The Real Interest Rate and Annuities
Pensions and Social Security
The Economics of Social Security
Basic Financial Calculations
Efficient Markets and the Portfolio Theorem
Futures and Options
Personal Finance
Corporate Finance



Markets (Microeconomics)


Introduction to Markets
Consumers and Utility
Relative Prices, Demand Elasticity, and Leisure
Borrowing, Lending, and Human Capital
Producers and Profit Maximization
Efficiency, Supply and Demand, and Market Clearing
The Gains from Trade
Tariffs and Quotas
The Problem of Monopoly
Public Goods
Some Classic Policy Issues
Money Vs. Barter





Introduction to Macroeconomics
A Basic Macroeconomic Equation System
Fiscal Policy
Investment as an Endogenous Variable
The Trade Balance as an Endogenous Variable
The Real Exchange Rate as an Endogenous Variable
The Real Interest Rate as an Endogenous Variable
Inflation as an Endogenous Variable
Employment and Unemployment
Macroeconomic Policy Challenges
Theoretical Controversies



Information Economics


Moore’s Law
Moore’s Law and Economic Growth
Asymptotically Free Goods
Network Effects
Asymmetric Information


News of Iranology and new studies related to Iran and Iranians
( inside and outside views) 


Important Dates



Conference Dates

January - 14 & 13



Full Paper Submission

 December - 30