This one-semester course will cover a mix of the standard topics covered in a one-semester development economics course and additional topics relating to the role of institutions (humanly designed formal and informal rules) in the process of economic growth and development. The course will draw substantially on the recent research in new institutional economics. The focus will be on how human societies have developed informal and formal rules and how they have improved them. On this basis, the course will explore how developing countries might improve their institutions both to expand their economic and political transactions and to promote human and physical capital accumulation and technological innovation.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture/Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ECON Grading Mode: Student Option
Prerequisites: (ECON300 AND ECON301) Links to Web Resources For This Course.
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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