ECON 082. Political Economy of Africa


A survey of the post-independence development experience of Sub-Saharan Africa. We study policy choices in their political and institutional context, using case-study evidence and the analytical tools of positive political economy. Topics include development from a natural resource base, conflict and nation building, risk management by firms and households, poverty reduction policies, globalization and trade, and the effectiveness of foreign aid.
Prerequisite: ECON 001 .
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for BLST PEAC
Spring 2018. O'Connell
Catalog chapter: Economics  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/economics


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