Spring 2014

Development Economics

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-245

Formerly listed as: ECON-36

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Prakarsh Singh (Section 01)


An introduction to the historical experience and current economic problems of developing countries, and survey of theories of economic growth and development.  Topics will include economic growth, health, education, urbanization, corruption, technology, aid, gender and institutions.  The course will throw light on market failures in developing countries and show how we can use the tools of economics to understand these problems and to evaluate policy options.

Requisite: ECON 111/111E. Limited to 50 students. Spring semester.  Professor Singh.

If Overenrolled: Preference given to senior and junior economics majors.


2015-16: Offered in Fall 2015
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2014