DEC-20806 Introduction to Development Economics

Course

Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Lecture36
Tutorial12
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)prof. dr. EH Bulte
Lecturer(s)prof. dr. R Ruben
prof. dr. EH Bulte
Examiner(s)prof. dr. EH Bulte

Language of instruction:

Dutch

Assumed knowledge on:

DEC-10306 Economics.

Contents:

This course offers a systematic introduction to development economics, with special emphasis on agricultural and rural development processes. The main development theories are discussed. Attention is focused on issues like poverty and distribution, population and migration, trade and globalization, domestic policies, and aid and institutional development.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

- describe a broad gamma of (economic) development theories;

- explain key concepts of development economics;

- apply simple models to analyse various issues germane to economic development, such as economic growth, poverty and income distribution, population and migration, trade and globalisation, domestic policies, and aid and institutional development;

- analyse economic aspects of agricultural and rural development

Activities:

- following lectures;

- assisting at a practical and making exercises;

- preparation for the examination.

Examination:

Written exam with essay questions and exercises (100%).

Literature:

D.H. Perkins, S. Radelet, D.L. Lindauer, and S. Block, Economics of Development, Seventh Edition, W.W. Norton, New York, 2013.

ProgrammePhaseSpecializationPeriod
Compulsory for: BINInternational Development StudiesBSc1AF
MinorPeriod
Compulsory for: WUESDBSc Minor Economics of Sustainable Development1AF