2020 Courses

  • Winter Session 2020 course rosters will be available in late September.
  • Summer Session 2020 course rosters will be available in November.

Course description

This course is a survey of the field of development economics, with an eye to theory, empirical research, and policy. It is intended to introduce students to the application of economics in understanding the causes and consequences of poverty in the world, and the tools used to fight it. Topics covered include: the nature of poverty and how it is measured; economic growth, and how it is—or is not—associated with alternative measures of development; structural changes that occur in economies as incomes rise; the importance of agriculture for development; the role of, and debates around, international trade; food security and nutrition; and gender / intra-household issues in poverty and development. Readings and assignments will be interactive, and include textbooks and papers as well as podcasts, blogs, and other web-based resources.


ECON 1110, ECON 1120, or comparable introductory courses in Microeconomic Theory


Summer 2019: Ithaca campus

Section ID:AEM 2350 001-LEC
Class dates:July 15-August 2, 2019
Days/times:M-F 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM 150
M-F 1 PM - 2:15 PM 150
Location:Ithaca campus
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Upton, J. (jbu3)
Max. enroll:30
Restrictions:Intended for non-Dyson majors only

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