Economic Development

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode EBM095B05
Vaknaam Economic Development
Niveau(s) master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a (en semester II b)
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Economic Development
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student:
1. Has advanced academic knowledge and understanding of frameworks for analyzing economic growth and development.
2. 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 explores the measurement and analysis of 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 contributed to this success? What are the growth challenges ahead and how can we cope with these? We discuss new global trends that provide both opportunities and challenges for growth and development. This will be done by in-depth study and discussion of major articles in this field.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm -hoorcollege ,  -werkcollege
Toetsvorm -schriftelijk tentamen (open vragen)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. G.J. de Vries
Docent(en) dr. G.J. de Vries ,prof. dr. R.C. Inklaar
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, 5411.0538
Coordinator: g.j.de.vries@rug.nl
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
DD MSc ED&G - Lund University, Lund (2-jarig)  (basisprogramma DD MSc ED&G - Lund University, Lund (2-jarig)) 1 semester I a verplicht
MSc Economic Development & Globalization / ED&G  (basisprogramma MSc ED&G) 1 semester I a verplicht
MSc Economic Geography  (Economic Geography: Regional Competitiveness and Trade (track)) 1 semester I a verplicht
MSc Economics  (keuzevakken B MSc Economics) 1 semester II b keuze
MSc Finance  (keuzevakken B MSc Finance) 1 semester II b keuze
MSc International Business & Management/IB&M  (keuzevakken B MSc IB&M) 1 semester II b keuze
MSc International Financial Management/IFM  (keuzevakken MSc IFM) 1 semester II b keuze
MSc Spatial Sciences (research)  (Optional thematic courses (GERMTTO) year 1 and 2 Spatial Sciences) - semester I a keuze
Msc Philosophy, Politics and Economics 1 semester I a keuze
Wordt meerdere malen per jaar aangeboden - semester II b keuze
Wordt meerdere malen per jaar aangeboden - semester I a keuze