DIETRICH VOLLRATH
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

Professor of Economics

ABOUT ME

I am a Professor and Chair of the Economics Department at the University of Houston. I write the Growth Economics Blog. Subscribe via RSS feed, Email, or Twitter

I've also written a few books. Fully Grown is about the recent growth slowdown, and Intro to Economic Growth is an undergrad textbook on economic growth. Click on a cover to jump to Amazon.

Latest Posts

The return to public capital spending

In the time-honored tradition of the Growth Economics Blog, I am coming into a discussion about four weeks late. In...

How sensitive is GDP to capital?

This is an odd post because it is an advertisement for a new paper that is …. in an advanced...

Pandemic relief and potential GDP (plus CBO methodology appendices!)

The figure below is from the Hamilton Project but you could have found something similar in a lot of evaluations...

Resources

Research

Find my published and working papers here

Classes

Most class information is on Blackboard (UH) or Canvas (Dartmouth), but some grad courses live here

Topics

Collections of blog posts, web links, and papers on specific questions about economic growth

References

Bibliographic information for the economic growth literature, vaguely organized by subject

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