Global Development Studies

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBB921B05
Vaknaam Global Development Studies
Niveau(s) bachelor, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Global Development Studies
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Discuss the main determinants of socio-economic development in emerging and developing countries in the world.
2. Discuss the similarities and differences in the socio-economic development of various regions in the world such as China, India, South-East Asia, Latin-America, Eastern Europe and Africa.
3. Explain the role of technology, health, education, structural change, and foreign aid on socio-economic development.
4. Discuss the usefulness of various empirical methods to measure socio-economic development and its determinants.
5. Broadly summarize theories of socio-economic development.
6. Discuss and appraise various national and international policies to generate socio-economic development.
Omschrijving This course is about the main determinants of socio-economic development in developing countries. Students learn about the similarities and differences in the socio-economic development of various regions in the world such as China, India, South-East Asia, Latin-America, Eastern Europe and Africa. In the course, the role of technology, health, education, structural change, and foreign aid on socio-economic development is explained. The usefulness of various empirical methods to measure socio-economic development and its determinant is discussed, and theories of socio-economic development are evaluated. Throughout the course, national and international policies to generate socio-economic development are discussed and evaluated.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcolleges, werkcolleges
Toetsvorm schriftelijk tentamen
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. G.J. de Vries
Docent(en) dr. G.J. de Vries , A. Jiang
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Socio-Economic Development, 2nd edition. Cambridge University Press Szirmai, A. 9781107624498 ca. €  65,00
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen Secretary: gem.feb@rug.nl, tel. +31(0)50 36 33458, room 5411.0538
Coordinator: G.J. de Vries, gem.feb@rug.nl
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Economics and Business Economics/E&BE  ( International Economics & Business/IE&B) 2 semester I b verplicht
Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc)  ( Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc) without limited access) 2 semester I b keuze
Liberal Arts and Sciences  (Year 2 Social Sciences) - semester I b keuze
Minor Development Studies 3 semester I b verplicht
Minor Population Studies 3 semester I b verplicht