Courses NonDegree Display 2020-2021

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Course title Development Economics
Course code EBC2092
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 31-8-2020 16-10-2020 X X
Level Introductory
Coordinator Bart Verspagen
For more information: b.verspagen@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
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) USED IN THIS COURSE IS WITH RESERVATION. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS BASED ON THE COURSE SETUP PRIOR TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE CRISIS, COURSE COORDINATORS MAY BE FORCED TO CHANGE THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS USED. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING/ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE COURSE SYLLABUS.

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, agriculture 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-, and macro-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
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Bachelor Economics and Business Economics - International Business Economics Year 3 Economics Elec(s) - Maj Finance
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics - International Business Economics Year 3 Economics Elec(s) - Maj Inf Mgmt
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics - International Business Economics Year 3 Economics Elec(s) - Maj Marketing
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics - International Business Economics Year 3 Economics Elec(s) - Maj Org
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics - International Business Economics Year 3 Economics Elec(s) - Maj SCM
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics - International Business Economics Year 3 Economics Elec(s) - Maj Strategy
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