Development Economics | Humanities & Social Sciences

Development Economics

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Course Objective

This course deals with the economics of development, focusing on both the theoretical debates and experiences of economic transformations from various parts of the world. It aims to equip the students with an understanding of structural transformation, development planning, agriculture-industry linkages, industrialization debates, and international trade and finance. Students will also be made familiar with issues of poverty, distribution, and social development


Course Content

Some of the topics that will be covered in this course include poverty, inequality, education, health, and gender aspects of development. The course will deal with history and persistence in development, as well as with the roles of agrarian institutions and credit markets. Other topics covered will include culture, social capital, behavior, corruption, violence and conflict. The impacts of international trade, foreign aid, and foreign investment on development will also feature in this course.

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