Development economics

Ects : 4

Enseignant responsable :

  • MARTA MENENDEZ

Description du contenu de l'enseignement :
Objectifs de l’enseignement :
The objective of this course is to provide an introduction to Development Economics, a subject that deals with the economic transformation of developing countries.
Using economic theories and their applications, the goal is to provide a broad overview of the different topics that Development Economists work on, and a good understanding of the challenges that developing countries face in their process of social and economic transformation.

Description de l'Enseignement :
The course will cover both the macroeconomic and microeconomic approaches to development economics, though more emphasis will be put on micro theories and econometric evidence.
Topics that will be discussed include growth, population and development, inequality, poverty, education, health and nutrition, credit and investment, land markets, migration.

Responsable : Marta MENENDEZ

Compétence à acquérir :
On completion of the course students will have:
- an increased understanding of the development process and the constraints faced by developing economies.
- an increased ability to apply economic tools to analyse problems of underdevelopment and to critically assess the economic policies of developing economies.
- an increased ability to interpret and critically evaluate empirical evidence.
More generally, students will also improve their presentation and personal research skills.
Mode de contrôle des connaissances :
50% continuous assessment and 50% final exam