Courses Bachelor Display 2016-2017

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Course title Development Economics
Course code EBC2092
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessement Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 5-9-2016 28-10-2016 X/E X/E
Level Introductory
Coordinator Thomas Ziesemer
For more information: t.ziesemer@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
Overview with respect to all aspects under "Course content"; carrying out and presenting empirical tasks. For the marble/honour groups: skills to handle growth models.
Description
The long-run development and international economic relations of developing countries are chosen as the major topic of this course.
The long-run growth part deals with structural change from agriculture to industry and services, institutions, distribution, population, education, health, taxation and government expenditure, environment and other resources.
The international relations part relates growth to migration, aid, international trade, and foreign debt, the latter including financial crises.
Literature
Perkins, D.H., S. Radelet, D.L. Lindauer, S.A. Block, Economics of Development, 7th ed., Norton, New York and London, 2013.

Reader.

Honours students get additional literature
Prerequisites
Basic micro-, macro-, and international economics
Students are expected to follow the recent developments in the business press.

Exchange students need to major in economics.
An advanced level of English
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods Final Paper / Attendance / Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics Specialisation Economics Economics Electives
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics Specialisation Emerging Markets Economics Electives
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics Specialisation Emerging Markets Major MacroEconomics
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics Specialisation International Business Economics Economics Electives
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics Specialisation International Business Economics Major MacroEconomics
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