The course presents the main theories of economic growth. In addition to the main frameworks, we review the impact of several dimensions such as competition and education, and then considers the available policies. The first part of the course consists of lectures by the Professor that go over the main points of each topic. In the second part, each student makes a presentation (25 min) of papers from the reading list. The closed book final exam will be in the last week. The presentation of the paper should focus on the motivation of the question, the salient findings, and avenues for future work. The course grade is based on the final exam (60% of the grade), and the presentation of the paper (40%).