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

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...

Judge me by my TFP, do you?

I told you in the last post that I’m agnostic about the relationship of TFP and innovation. That was part...

TFP Agnosticism

In some recent Twittering, Eli Dourado pointed to the “Gordon/Vollrath” view that stagnation is normal, healthy, and a sign of...

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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