Courses Bachelor Display 2020-2021
|Sustainable Development for Emerging Markets
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The purpose is to learn about the process of economic development in emerging economies as well as the role of international organisations and economic policies in achieving development targets. Sustainable development targets include economic growth, but also education, health, gender and income equality, or environmental preservation.
How will we achieve this? The course will use economic tools and theories so that, by the end of the course, you should be able to analyze interesting and relevant problems in economic development in a rigorous and critical way, using economic theories, data, and policy instruments.
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The question of development can be studied from many dimensions, and each tutorial will cover a specific one. The transversal topic that will connect them all is the issue of inequality:
* how to measure and define it
* how to evaluate its impact on countries’ development
* how to implement policies to reduce it
Questions running throughout the course are:
* Are standard growth theories fit to describe the growth path of emerging economies?
* What are the specific issues with regards to data gathering and analysis in emerging economies?
* How to choose the right indicators to assess the performance of emerging economies in the global economy?
* How to formulate policy challenges and design policy recommendations to promote economic development in emerging economies?
Dwight H. Perkins, Steven Radelet, David L. Lindauer, and Steven A. Block, Economics of Development, Seventh International Student Edition, Norton & Company Ltd.
Basic course knowledge in micro-, macro- and international economics.
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