Growth and Development Policies

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBM095A05
Vaknaam Growth and Development Policies
Niveau(s) master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Growth and Development Policies
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student:
1. Has advanced academic knowledge and understanding of frameworks for analyzing economic growth and development
2. has the ability to interpret the interrelationships of the knowledge areas and can draw links between the findings in international scientific and subject-specific publications and relevant international developments in the area of economic growth.
3. has an investigative and critical attitude towards the possibilities and limitations of the science for social questions and developments and is able to take a standpoint from an ethical viewpoint.
4. knows the most important sources of international literature and keeps track of relevant (scientific) international publications in his or her field of study and keeps his or her knowledge at a sufficient level.
Omschrijving Why are some countries poor and some countries rich? This course will introduce you to the debate about strategies for sustained growth and development in today's world. Global economic growth has been rapid since the 1950s, but uneven across countries and major challenges to growth have appeared in the last decade. What were successful growth strategies in the past? Which policies have contributed to this success? What are the new growth challenges ahead at the regional and global level and how can we cope with these? Based on the explanatory growth framework of Angus Maddison we delve into the possibilities of generating development. We discuss new global trends that provide both opportunities and challenges for growth and development, and end the course with an evaluation of possible policy options against this background. This will be done by in-depth study and discussion of major articles in this field.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm hoorcolleges, werkcolleges, zelfstudie
Toetsvorm schriftelijk tentamen met open vragen
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. M.P. Timmer
Docent(en) dr. G.J. de Vries ,prof. dr. M.P. Timmer
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Journal articles (to be announced) Various
Entreevoorwaarden BSc Economics, IMPORTANT NOTE: intermediate-level knowledge of Economic Growth or Development Economics is needed.
Opmerkingen Secretariat GEM: gem.feb@rug.nl, +31(0)50 363 3458, 5411.0536. Coordinator: m.p.timmer@rug.nl.
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