Economic Development

The course aims to acquaint students with problems and features of less developed countries (LDCs), focusing both on the analytical approaches adopted by modern-day research to help understand the growth process in general, and on the sectoral and micro/macroeconomic issues relevant to contemporary society. By the end of the course students will have learned to deal with complex development issues by applying and extending their core skills in economic reasoning, and qualitative and quantitative analyses. They will also have learned to search for relevant literature and databases, to approach this information critically and to address key questions on development from an economic perspective by writing essays.