ENVI 234
Economics of Developing Countries Fall 2016
Division II
Cross-listed ECON 204 / ENVI 234
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The leaders of poor countries almost universally proclaim “economic development” to be their eventual destination, but it is not easy to visualize the journey. Is rapid economic growth sufficient to generate development, or do governments need to pro-actively invest in health and education? When does globalization facilitate development? Is it true that corruption is major obstacle? Has the climate crisis upended our traditional models to the point where we need to rethink the notion of development? The class will introduce this set of issues, as analyzed by economists.
The Class: Format: lecture/discussion
Limit: 25
Expected: 25
Class#: 1120
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: short essays, mid-term examination, 15-page final paper
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: one ECON class at Williams or prior course deemed equivalent by the Economics Department
Enrollment Preferences: first-year and sophomore students
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ECON 204 Division II ENVI 234 Division II
Attributes: ENVI Environmental Policy
ENVP PE-A Group Electives
ENVP PTL-A Group Electives
ENVP SC-A Group Electives
GBST African Studies Electives
GBST Economic Development Studies Electives
POEC Comparative POEC/Public Policy Courses

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