Fall 2015 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations|
Why haven't at least some Latin American countries reached the status of developed country? Why are there such important differences in the degree of development of different Latin American countries? To what extent have foreign countries and institutions influenced the choice of economic policies? Why has Latin America abandoned import substitution industrialization? Are the current attempts at deeper integration into the global economy conducive to economic development, or are they detrimental to the region's poor (or both)? By exploring these and other questions, this course provides an introduction to Latin America's economic development. In our exploration, we draw on economic analysis, historical narratives, and case studies.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: ECON101 OR ECON110
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(ECON-MN)(ECON)(LAST)
Franko, Patrice, THE PUZZLE OF LATIN AMERICAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, 3rd edition, 2007. Rowman & Littfield Publishers, Inc.
Additional journal articles and texts will be on the reading list.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
1 mid-term exam, 1 final exam
Students will be required to write a set of research papers and a project dealing with particular issues related to the economic development of a Latin American country.
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