Development Economics

Key Info

Basic Information

Studypath:
Master in Business Administration
Semester:
1
Course Type:
Lecture
Language:
English
Cycle:
Summer term
Scheduling:
Entire semester
Course Units:
4.0
Credits:
5.0
Erasmus Capacity:
100
Compulsory Attendance:
No

Lecturer

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr.sc.pol. Oliver Lorz

The following details taken from the examination regulations MSBWL/13, SMPO 6. Änderungsordnung (zum WS 2018/19) (08.02.2019) are for information purposes only and not legally binding. For legally binding information, please refer to the corresponding official examination regulations of the program Master in Business Administration.

Syllabus

(1) Assessing Economic Development: Concepts and Measurement
(2) Theories of Economic Growth and Development
(3) Political Institutions and Development
(4) Poverty and Inequality
(5) Population Growth
(6) Environmental Quality
(7) Resources and Developement
(8) Further Issues
(9) Development Policy

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
o Describe main concepts of economic development
o Apply theories of economic growth, international trade and institutional economics to explain the unequal development of countries in the world economy
o Discuss political and economic issues related to developing countries
o Critically reflect on strategies of development policy

Prerequisites

None

Examination

Depending on the number of participants: written exam (100%, graded, 60 minutes) or written exam (67%, graded, 60 minutes) and an oral presentation (33%, graded). The examination form chosen will be announced at least four weeks prior to the first examination date.

Further Information

No information available in English at the moment.

Literature

Debraj Ray (1999). Development Economics. Princeton University Press.