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.

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