Political Economics of Development

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Political Econ of Development

Fall 2019

Taught By: Sakiko Fukuda-Parr

Section: A

CRN: 1524

Credits: 3

This course introduces the core literature of development economics. It centers around theories that explain the sources, processes and consequences of economic growth that are particularly relevant to policy choices. The course covers the following topics: (i) theories of development (ii) ethical foundations, including inequality, poverty, and gender issues (iii) industrial economics (iv) growth economics (v) taxation policies, state formation and poverty alleviation (vi) international trade theory and policy (vii) international capital flows and (viii) the developmental state. For each topic the course explores theoretical approaches, both mainstream and heterodox, along with their associated policy implications. One major aim of the course is to provide students with rigorous analytical foundations to understand key theory and policy issues in development economics.

Prerequisites: NINT 5109 Economics in International Affairs or the equivalent. This course may be taken simultaneously with or following NINT 5000 Comparative Development Experience. Lab/Discussion Sections: Students enrolled in Development Economics are also required to register for the Lab.
NOTE: This course was formerly titled "Development Economics."

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 30

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 5:06pm 3/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/29/2019 - 12/12/2019