865-0003-00L  Development Economics

SemesterAutumn Semester 2022
LecturersK. Harttgen, I. Günther
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for MAS in Development and Cooperation.


865-0003-00 GDevelopment Economics Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.3 hrs
Wed09:15-12:00CLD A 1 »
K. Harttgen, I. Günther

Catalogue data

AbstractThis course is an introduction to theoretical and empirical discussions on economic development, with a focus on the challenges of developing countries over the last 50 years. The course provides answers to the following questions: How can and should development be measured? What factors drive economic growth and contribute to poverty reduction?
ObjectiveStudents are able to
- critically discuss economic questions in the context of developing countries
- critically discuss policy recommendations for economic development.
Content- measurement of development, poverty and inequality,
- growth theories
- trade and development
- education, health, population and development
- states and institutions
- economic policies for economic growth and poverty reduction
- economics of development aid

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersI. Günther, K. Harttgen
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupMAS ETH in Development and Cooperation (865000)

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