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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Economics (ECON)
Applied Development Economics
Applied Development Economics
Fall 2017
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Econ 6301, Econ 6305 and Econ 6375


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The complex causes of underdevelopment and contemporary ideas about how to make development succeed; theory underlying development economics, as well as the analytical tools used in development research. Students are expected to have a working understanding of the concepts of calculus.
As a result of completing this course, students will be able to:
1. Engage policy discussions with development economists using a shared vocabulary and evaluative framework
2. Compare and contrast different growth experiences, development levels, and economic development challenges across countries, and analyze, drawing from appropriate economic theories and empirical evidence
3. Use basic versions of some key models of development economics to measure development indicators and, in a general sense, predict development outcomes at micro and macro levels given assumptions
4. Analyze conditions necessary for proposed development and poverty alleviation strategies, policies, and programs to be effective at realizing their objectives; appropriate analysis includes empirical evidence as well as theoretical underpinnings.
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