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Development Economics

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Undergraduate Economics


Additional Major in Economics and Statistics, B.S. in Economics, B.S. in Economics and Statistics

Course Description

INTERMITTENT This course will explore issues relating to economic development in low and middle-income countries. We will discuss topics such as economic growth and inequality, education, health, the family, and the markets for land, labor, and credit. We will study how market failures can potentially prevent economic growth in the developing world. Also we explore the effectiveness of different types of policies in promoting development. The course will use both economic theory and empirical methods to answer these questions. (Lecture, 3 hours). Minimum grade of "C" required in all economics pre-requisite courses.


Lecture: 100min/wk and Recitation: 50min/wk


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