ENVI 234 Spring 2014 Economics of Developing Countries

Cross Listed as ECON204
This course is an introduction to the economics of development. The central question is: why are some people and nations poor? And what can governments (or donors) do to reduce poverty? Possible topics include agricultural productivity, health, education, microfinance, child labor, corruption, resource utilization and pollution, and intellectual property rights. We shall also discuss the extent to which market-friendly reforms (such as trade liberalization) can reduce poverty.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: short papers/exams
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Prerequisites: ECON 110
Enrollment Preference: sophomores if course is overenrolled
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: ENVI Environmental Policy,ENVP PE-A Group Electives,ENVP PTL-A Group Electives,ENVP SC-A Group Electives,INST African Studies Electives,INST Economic Development Studies Electives,POEC Comparative POEC/Public Policy Courses
Enrollment Limit: 40
Expected Enrollment: 35
Class Number: 3873
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ENVI234-01(S) LEC Econ of Developing Countries Division 2: Social Studies Steven E. Nafziger
MR 2:35 PM-3:50 PM Schapiro Hall 129 3873
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