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240046 VO KW1 - Introductory Lecture: Development Economics (2019S)

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Language: English

Examination dates

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Tuesday 05.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 19.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 26.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 02.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 09.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 30.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 07.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 14.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 21.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 28.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 04.06. 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 such as the role of trade, geography or institutions in long-run economic growth. The course also familiarizes students with recent empirical evidence in these areas as well as in cross-cutting issues such as microfinance or the resource curse. In each area we will critically discuss important theories as well as the related empirical research and policies.

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.

Note: A large effort is made to help students understand economic models and graphs. 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. Attending the lectures will help mastering the exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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

Examination topics

Literature (given in class) and slides used in class.

Reading list

Our textbook: Cypher, James 2014 (4th ed) The Process of Economic Development

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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