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240046 VO KW1 - Introductory Lecture: Development Economics (2021S)

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Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

I prefer teaching in class, but in light of the Covid-19 measures I have designed this course as online course.
Update March 3rd 2021: I can take more students because this will be an online course. Please contact me if you are on a waiting list. Thanks. Valentin Seidler

Tuesday 09.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 16.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 23.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 13.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 20.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 27.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 04.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 11.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 18.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 01.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 08.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 15.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Why are some countries poor while other are rich? This is the core question for development economists. There is no single answer to this question. That’s why the course is organized around key topics in Development Economics.
We will introduce students to important paradigms in development so that they are in a position to of critically reflect on them. 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. A large effort is made to help students understand economic models and graphs.
empirical evidence and policy debates. Students will develop analytical skills to think independently about economic development issues and policies.
The course is held in English language and (even though we will be teaching online) students' active participation is encouraged (and more fun).

Assessment and permitted materials

There will be a final exam at the end of the semester.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Pass the final exam. It clearly helps if you participate in class (and it is more fun).

Examination topics

Slides and literature that discussed in class.

Reading list

We use James M. Cypher 2014 "The process of Economic Development".
A new 2021 edition has just been published, but the 2014 issue is still ok and available at the library.

Association in the course directory

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

Last modified: Fr 22.10.2021 14:08