What allows countries to develop? What holds development and growth in certain regions? Why many developing countries in Africa have seen lower levels of growth and development in recent decades than Asians states? This course examines these questions and many others by discussing various models in development economics and exploring their application in reality.
Among the topics which will be discussed in class are: the relationship between growth and inequality; various dimensions of poverty; the role of the agriculture sector in development; the impact of access to education and health on development; credit and markets and the role of institutions in development. All will include a discussion on relevant literature and examples from case studies.
This course is taught by Dr. Reut Barak-Weekes