ECON 462
Topics in African Development
Last Offered Spring 2023
Division II
This course is not offered in the current catalog

Class Details

This course will examine a selection of current issues in development economics with a specific emphasis on how they relate to Sub-Saharan Africa. Core topics to be addressed include agriculture, labor markets with a specific emphasis on south-south migration, credit, and land markets. Some specific questions that may be addressed include: How has agricultural productivity changed over time? What are constraints to improving agricultural productivity? What drives south-south migration? What are the impacts of migration on destination and origin communities? Students will critically read published journal articles (or working papers) and actively participate in class discussions. Students will also complete original empirical analysis on a related topic.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 3716
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: short writing assignments, class discussion, oral presentations, 15-20 page empirical research paper
Prerequisites: ECON 251 and 255 or equivalent
Enrollment Preferences: senior Economics majors
Distributions: Division II

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