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January 25, 2005

20050125 Econ 113--Notes from Richard Halkett Section

What accounts for differential human development? Why Europe? Why England?

How should we best measure differential human development? Is going for agriculture a good decision?

Concepts:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malthus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gini_coefficient
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Measures_of_national_income

UN HDR Gini coefficients, 2004:

Japan 0.249
Germany 0.283
India 0.325
France 0.327
Australia 0.354
UK 0.360
USA 0.408
China 0.447
Mexico 0.546

Posted by DeLong at January 25, 2005 12:30 PM