Introduction to Economic Development

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Economic Development

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    A hundred years ago the richest nation was 11 times wealthier than the poorest. Now it is 50 times. The last century has shown that economic growth and development are different phenomena, although clearly linked. So what are these links? How do poverty and inequality interfere with development, and how can we design policies that indeed make a difference for the millions of poor on Earth? This course provides an introduction to the economic analysis of the phenomenon of development and underdevelopment. It addresses the meaning and measures of economic development, the process by which it occurred in some of the now-developed countries, and specific structural and institutional problems that plague the currently underdeveloped world. Policy issues will also be discussed.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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