Policy questions and historical research advances
  • How does pop growth affect econ growth?
  • In what demographic setting did econ growth emerge?

A Malthusian world?
  • Models
  • Realities
  • High vs. low pressure
  • Eueipean marriage pattern
  • Really a "motionless" society?

The Demographic Transition
  • How did it start? Exog or endog?
  • Why fertility decline when?
  • How does the transition end?

American Exceptionalism?
  • Malthus in a benign environment
  • Antebellum puzzles
  • Declining fertility--target and strategic bequests
  • Rising mortality
  • Immigration
  • Baby booms and busts: echoes