Development Economics

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBM176A05
Vaknaam Development Economics
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Development Economics
Leerdoelen 1. Has advanced academic knowledge and understanding of frameworks for analysing macro and micro-determinants of development
2. Has the ability to interpret the interrelationships of the knowledge areas and can draw links between the findings in international scientific articles.
3. Is able to critically reflect upon and discuss the findings and methodology applied in the articles.
Omschrijving Why are some countries poor and some countries rich? This course will introduce you to the debate about sources 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 recently appeared. We start by laying out the main development trends in the world economy. Subsequently we focus on various topics based on advanced academic articles . These include macro-issues (History and Institutions, Poverty and Inequality, and Structural Change) as well as more micro determinants (Savings, Capital and Insurance Markets).
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm
(plenary lectures and tutorials)
Toetsvorm
(oral presentations of papers and final written exam with open questions)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. B.W. Lensink
Docent(en) prof. dr. B.W. Lensink
Verplichte literatuur
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Entreevoorwaarden only for Research Master students
Opmerkingen Secretary: Grietje Pol, e-mail g.pol@rug.nl, phone +31 (0)50 363 3685, room 5411.0836
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Research Master in Economics and Business  (keuzevakken ReMa-Economics) 1 semester II a keuze