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Economics of Development Humanities & Social Sciences Program Spring 2025 Semester - Alicante

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Economics of Development

Economics of Development Course Overview

OVERVIEW

CEA CAPA Partner Institution: University of Alicante
Location: Alicante, Spain
Primary Subject Area: Economics
Instruction in: English
Transcript Source: Partner Institution
Course Details: Level 400
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 60

DESCRIPTION

The study of Development Economics is simply put the study of Economics in developing countries. As such, development encompasses various sub-fields in both macro and microeconomics including Growth, Education, Health, Population, Labor, Migration, Inequality, and Political Economy. Its main aim is to answer the fundamental question of why some countries are poor and others are rich.

The course starts by looking into some stylized facts of growth, inequality and poverty. We will document the staggering difference between and within countries. We will then delve into questions about nutrition, health, education and movements of people. Lastly, we will touch on the recent advances in the field of culture and historical development, and discuss the development aid policies.

Course will consist of 60hrs of in class work and 90 hrs of independent work outside the classroom.

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