[ECON 204] Economic Development


The goal of this course is to provide a broad introduction to the main issues of development economics. This course examines the existing disparities between developed and less developed nations, problems faced by developing countries, as well as policy measures undertaken to alleviate these problems. Specific topics covered include the concepts and measurement of economic development, theories of economic growth, inequality and poverty, the role of institutions, debates over the effectiveness of foreign aid, population growth and fertility, gender inequality, and human capital investment.

Course Title

Economic Development

Course Code

ECON 204

Units

1

Fulfills Requirements

3B

Prerequisites

Prerequisite: Economics 199.

Frequency

Offered most semesters.

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