ECON 460 - Economic Development

  • 3 credits
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This course is usually offered every Summer and Fall.

Economic problems of underdeveloped nations.

This course focuses on the economics of developing countries. The course examines the experience of the so called “developed countries” and seeks to understand the processes by which countries enter into a stage where the standards of living of the masses of people are increased and these increases are sustained over time. One of the central issues in economic development is the issue of economic growth. Other issues include poverty and inequality, the Colonial legacy, the environment, gender institutions, and globalization. This course focuses on both the macro and the micro issues that are central to growth and development.

Upon completion of the course, the student should:

• examine the particular structural characteristics of developing countries;
• understand theories of economic growth;
• explain the specific problems developing countries and their people face and identify policies to address those problems;
• understand the causes of poverty and inequality in the developing world;
• analyze the role that gender plays in economic development;
• explore environmental problems and issues associated with growth and development.

Prerequisite

ECON 304 (Intermediate Macroeconomics).

Important Information

Prerequisites: intermediate macroeconomics, college algebra.

Instructors

Maame Hagan

maame.hagan@colostate.edu

Maame Hagan is originally from Ghana, West Africa and is working on her PhD in economics at Colorado State University. Prior to this, she earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from State University of New York and a master’s in international studies from University of Wyoming. Her fields of interest are public economics and international economics. During her free time, she likes to golf and try out different recipes.

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