ECON 501(F) Development Economics I*

The course examines concepts, tools, and models in contemporary economic theory that have proved relevant to development problems, and their application in economic policymaking. Topics include growth processes and structural change; investment and sources of saving; capital, labor, and technological progress; policies for public, private, and foreign enterprises; policymaking and negotiation in governments; and policies for reducing poverty and inequality. Format: lecture/discussion. Requirements: short papers, two midterms, and a final exam. Prerequisites: Economics 251 and 252. Undergraduate enrollment limited and only accepted with instructor's permission.