The Development Economics course will cover the economic drivers behind the transition to becoming a prosperous nation through a case study based approach. Students will first develop a fundamental understanding of economic models and development trends including urbanization and globalization. Goals and challenges to development will also be explored such as health, education, social factors, geography, infrastructure, and catastrophes. In addition, international forces will be analyzed including foreign aid, trade, and investment. To conclude, students will look into future trends such as migration and the changing labor market. Emphasis will be placed on conceptual understanding and analysis of case studies. By the end of the course, students should have a fundamental understanding of how we can use economics to predict and foster development within nations.
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