Growth and Development Economics

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode EBB811B05
Vaknaam Growth and Development Economics
Niveau(s) bachelor, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Growth and Development Economics
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Analyse the social, economic and financial environment in which individuals, firms and institutions operate in less advanced economies.
2. Discuss, assess and apply various theories on the determinants of economic growth and development.
3. Discuss and assess various empirical tools that allow validation of ideas and models in the field of growth and development economics.
4. Apply these empirical tools to real-world situations through hands-on exercises.
Omschrijving Why are some countries richer than others? What are the main determinants of successful development? Why do some countries grow rapidly, while others are left behind? And what does this mean for people in those countries: who are the poor and what can we learn about inequality within and between countries? By applying empirical techniques and theoretical models, you will gain a deeper understanding of the driving forces of development. We will discuss topics such as the measurement of income differences, inequality and poverty; the interplay of inequality and growth; the role of structural change and linkages between sectors in development; and the role of government, geography, natural resources and culture in stimulating or hindering the process of growth and development.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm -hoorcollege ,  -werkcollege
Toetsvorm -individuele opdracht,  -schriftelijk tentamen (open vragen)
(An exam with essay questions and two assignments during the course)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. G.J. de Vries
Docent(en) dr. G.J. de Vries ,Dr. A. Skalli
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Economic Development, 13th edition Todaro, Michael P., Stephen Smith 78-1292291154 ca. €  50,00
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen Course coordinator: G.J. de Vries. Secretariat GEM: gem.feb@rug.nl, +31(0)50 36 33458, 5411.0538
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Econometrics and Operations Research/EOR  (keuzevakken BSc EOR) 3 semester II a keuze
BSc Economics and Business Economics/E&BE  (keuzevakken E&BE-Economics) 3 semester II a keuze
BSc Economics and Business Economics/E&BE  (Economic Development and Globalization/ED&G) 3 semester II a verplicht
BSc Economics and Business Economics/E&BE  (keuzevakken E&BE-BE) 3 semester II a keuze
Courses Exchange (BSc)  (Courses Exchange Students (BSc) without limited access) 3 semester II a keuze
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc Economic Development & Globalization/ED&G) 1 semester II a verplicht