Course Subject
PADM-GP
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Course Number
2203
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Course Credit
3
points

International Economic Development: Governments, Markets, and Communities

Course Description

While some countries have achieved unprecedented rates of economic growth in the past half century, other countries have experienced set-backs. For those that have seen rapid growth, economic changes have not always translated into proportional social changes – and sometimes rapid social changes have occurred in the absence of economic growth.

This course takes up issues of economic growth and social change in a comparative perspective. The course begins by reviewing the relationships between poverty, inequality, and economic growth. In that context, attention then turns to the role of markets, with a focus on local financial markets. In the second part of the semester, attention turns to policy interventions to improve education, confront rapid population growth, reduce the burden of disease, and confront corruption.

Prerequisites

CORE-GP.1011 and CORE-GP.1018

Semester
Spring
Fall
Areas of Impact