ENVI 234
Economic Development in Poor Countries Spring 2010
Division II
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This course is an introduction to the theory and empirics of economic development. We will begin with a brief survey of the history of economic growth and development, as well as competing theories of economic growth. The majority of the course will examine the main topics in the microeconomics of development including fertility, human capital investments, labor and land markets, savings/insurance, community-based institutions, and migration. In addition, we will explore the role of the state in economic development, the relationship between development and international trade, and the relationship between development and the environment.
The Class: Format: lecture/discussion
Limit: 40
Expected: 35
Class#: 3559
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: problem sets, exams
Prerequisites: Economics 110
Enrollment Preferences: sophomores
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: ENVI Environmental Policy
INST African Studies Electives
INST Economic Development Studies Electives
POEC Comparative POEC/Public Policy Courses

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