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The Economics of Developing Countries--Lower Level

ECON 266
Fall 2020
Section: 01  
Course Cluster and Certificates: African Studies, African Studies Minor

This course presents an examination of the structural characteristics of Third World economies and the bottlenecks inhibiting their growth. We begin with an exploration of the defining features of low-income agrarian societies and the principal decision makers shaping the development process--incumbent national governments, International Bank for Reconstructions and Development and the International Monetary Fund, UN agencies, and bilateral donors. Specific sectoral topics include choice of agricultural strategy, import substitution, the oil syndrome, structural adjustment, microenterprise finance, the anatomy of foreign aid, and project analysis.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ECON
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ECON110
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFST-MN)(CEAS-Polit Econ)(CGST-MN)(ECON-MN)(ECON)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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