This 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?
Students are able to - critically discuss economic questions in the context of developing countries - critically discuss policy recommendations for economic development.
- 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
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