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ECO 359 - Political Economy of Developing Nations

Course Description: The course offers a historical and contemporary analysis of emerging nations and their relationships with the developed world. The origins and dynamics of underdevelopment are studied in light of existing economic theories. The consequences of entry into the world market system of isolated societies is also examined. Within this contemporary framework, the course considers many of traditional themes of development economics: poverty, inequality, and growth; natural resources and the environment; agriculture and rural organization; unemployment; human capital and technological innovation. The course emphasizes policy choices for sustained growth in each problem area.

NYC: Spring: Even years.


3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
Area of Knowledge III, Inquiry and Exploration

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Prerequisites:
Undergraduate level ECO 105 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ECO 106 Minimum Grade of D