Course description

This course introduces students to Cambodian economic and social development. We first examine Cambodia’s history to provide the backdrop to understanding its economy and society today. We will then try to understand Cambodia’s development trajectory, focusing on the role of political institutions, economic development strategies, and labor and education policies. The course involves a mix of lectures by scholars and policy makers, and field visits. Given that the labor intensive garment industry has contributed to making Cambodia one of the fastest growing economies in Asia, we will specially focus on the role of labor and human capital in Cambodia's development.


Khmer 1100


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Previously offered classes

Winter 2020: Off campus

Section ID:ASIAN 3349 001-LEC
Program:Cornell Winter in Cambodia
Class dates:January 2-18, 2020
Due date:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:
Mode of instruction:In person
Instructor:Kuruvilla, S. (sck4)
Vanchan, V.
Max. enroll:12
Related:Cross-listed with ILRIC 3345 001-LEC
To enroll:See Cornell Winter in Cambodia for enrollment information.