Political Economy of Development

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Economics

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Political Economic Development

Fall 2020

Taught By: Srishti Yadav

Section: A

CRN: 8760

Credits: 4

Among the most prominent characteristics of contemporary economic times is the vast differences in material wealth between different parts of the world. A deep chasm exists between the ‘developed’ world and the ‘developing’ world, and a large part of economic policy is situated around how countries can develop. The aim of this course is to understand how and why some countries have successfully made the ‘transition’ to industrialized economies and others have not. This is done by situating development in its historical context. In particular the course will seek to answer the following questions — why did the Industrial Revolution first occur in Britain and not anywhere else? How did the emergence of capitalism in Britain condition its rise in other parts of the world? What was the role of colonialism in this process? What were the paths through which countries successfully transitioned to industrialized economies? Are historical experiences in line with the dominant theories and policy prescriptions for development today? And finally, what are the barriers to industrialization today, and what are the alternatives?

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Economics (LECO)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:12am 12/5/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/1/2020 - 12/17/2020