Our next topic is health...
Here is a nice intro from Jeffrey Sachs (Prof at Columbia). Here is the full Sach's Report.
Here is a video of Sachs providing an overview 10 years later.
Here is a nice overview of the relationship(s) between health and economic growth from The World Bank. It is long, but well worth the read.
For those of you interested in reading a more detailed analysis of the relationship between health and economic growth, here is a good paper from NBER. In both of these latter papers, note the discussion of the endogeneity problem we've been talking about all semester, and the econometric solution of instrumental variables.