Economic Development - Not offered in AY 2022-23

Course Level: 
Bachelor's
Campus: 
Vienna
Course Open to: 
Students on-site
Term: 
Spring
US Credits: 
2
ECTS Credits: 
4
Course Description: 

The course is designed to give a thorough but intuitive overview of the main causes and consequences of underdevelopment in the global economy. The focus will be on country-level analysis, but inequality within countries will also be discussed. Students will be exposed to the role of technology, human capital, openness, political factors and institutions in explaining underdevelopment.

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of this course students understand the main theories of development and underdevelopment, and they will be able evaluate policies that help or hinder economic growth.

Assessment: 

Final exam (50%), a home assignment (40%) and student participation (10%).