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.
This course requires the use of electronic proctoring through ProctorU, please see http://www.online.colostate.edu/current-students/proctoring.dot for detailed instructions. For students requiring accommodations, please contact Resources for Disabled Students (RDS); for consideration of exceptions outside the scope of RDS, please contact the University Testing Center.
This course can be applied toward:
ECON 304 (Intermediate Macroeconomics).
Prerequisites: intermediate macroeconomics, college algebra.
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- The Process of Economic Development, 4th Ed.
Cypher, James M.
Arpan is a PhD student and instructor in the Department of Economics at Colorado State University. Before coming to CSU, he completed his Master’s degree in Economics from University of Hyderabad in India. His research interests are in the fields of labor economics, industrial organization, and institutional economics. Arpan believes that new economic thinking or new modes of economic thought and analyses requires situating economic reality within its specific social and historical context. Apart from pondering over economic discourses, Arpan likes to spend his time sketching and painting, which helps add color to his thoughts.