ENVI 234
Economics of Developing Countries Fall 2016 Division II; Cross-listed as ENVI234 / ECON204
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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: Type: lecture/discussion
Limit: 25
Expected: 25
Class#: 1120
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 Preference: first-year and sophomore students
Distributions: 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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