ECON 181. Economic Development

The economics of long-run development in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We cover the leading theories of growth, structural change, income distribution, and poverty, with particular attention to development strategies and experience since World War II. Topics include land tenure and agricultural development, rural-urban migration, industrialization, human resource development, poverty targeting, trade and technology policy, aid and capital flows, macroeconomic management, and the role of the state. Students write several short papers examining the literature and a longer paper analyzing a particular country's experience.
Prerequisite: ECON 011 , ECON 021 , and either ECON 031 , STAT 011 , or  STAT 021 .
Social sciences.
2 credits.
Eligible for ASIA, BLST, PEAC
Fall 2017. O'Connell.
Fall 2018. O'Connell.
Catalog chapter: Economics  
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