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140294 VO KW1 - Introductory Lecture: Development Economics (2018S)

Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 06.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 13.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 20.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 10.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 17.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 24.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 08.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 15.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 29.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 05.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 12.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The course covers key topics in Development Economics. Different theories will be discussed, as well as the related empirical evidence and policy debates. Students will develop analytical skills to think independently about economic development issues and policies.

The course is taught at an introductory level: no prior knowledge of Economics is required. More important than prior knowledge is the attitude that students should develop with regard to this course. Students should be open to the use of economic models -- not run away from it -- and to the use of graphs (and, in some instances, maths). A large effort is made to help students understand economic models and graphs. But these efforts are doomed to failure for students that run away from economic reasoning or from the presentation of a reasoning through graphs. There is no reason to run away from them: the models and graphs used are relatively simple and only serve the purpose of understanding the interaction between Economics concepts.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will be evaluated on the basis of a final exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This course will be held in English. You do not need prior knowledge in economics.

Examination topics

A list of the literature will be given in the first class. Attending the lectures will help mastering the exam!

Reading list


Association in the course directory

Erweiterungscurriculum IE Grundlagen; MA Globalgeschichte und Global Studies: APM Grundlagen aus einer anderen Disziplin der Global Studies

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