Courses on Development Economics: For Master's-level students in Helsinki, UNU-WIDER and HECER offer a joint course in Development Economics, Helsinki, Finland.
HECER, Helsinki, Finland
11 September 2012 - 18 October 2012
Aziz Karimov, UNU-WIDER Research Fellow
Milla Nyyssola, UNU-WIDER Research Assistant
Courses on Development Economics
For Master's-level students in Helsinki, UNU-WIDER and HECER offer a joint course in Development Economics.
Development Economics I
The course will cover modern theories of economic growth, their relevance for low-income countries, and dual-economy models. A major part of the course will deal with various aspects of poverty and inequality, including measurement issues, recent trends, and the impacts of inequality on growth. The course will end with discussion of market mechanisms at the rural sector, with a special emphasis on labour arrangements and finance, including recent work on microfinance.
Fall 2012 Course schedule
Development Economics I schedule.pdf (303.59 kilobytes)
Development Economics II
This course will be oriented towards some of the key policy issues in developing countries. The course will start from the analysis of political economy decision making and the fundamental question of the correct role of the state in economic development, which is reflected, for example, in decisions on industrial policy. The course will include discussion on trade policy and the impact of globalization on poor countries as well as development finance, including the potential role of...