Economics of International Development

Pusan National University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Economics of International Development

  • Host University

    Pusan National University

  • Location

    Busan, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Economics, International Politics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Course Objectives
    This course explores the foundations of policy making in developing countries. The goal of this course is to understand the economic problems of developing countries by using economic theories and applying them. By the end of this course, students are expected to have a good understanding of the challenges pertaining to social and economic changes in both developing and less-developed countries, what economics theories tell us that should be done in the developing world in order to foster economic development, what has been done during the past decades and what is being done now both by policy makers and researchers in the field of Development Economics.

    Course Description
    The course will cover topics such as the theories of growth, poverty issues, education, health, the credit market, inequalities, history dependence, and political institutions. This course will help students who seek for jobs in international institutions, such as the UN.

    Required Textbook
    Economic Development, Michael R. Todaro, and Stephen C. Smith, 12e