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Cornell University    
  Jan 21, 2018
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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AEM 2350 - Introduction To The Economics Of Development

(SBA-AG) (CU-ITL, CU-SBY)     
Fall, summer. 3 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: ECON 1110 ECON 1120 .

S. Kyle.

This course is intended as an introduction to the economics of low income countries. It focuses on the policies and constraints to promoting growth and development.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to understand the nature of poverty and how it is measured.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to understand how economic growth is measured and how this correlates to alternative measures of development.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to understand the structural changes in the economy that occur as a country increases per capita income.

Outcome 4: Students will be able to understand the leading economic models explaining these changes.

Outcome 5: Students will become familiar with competing views of how economic policy can best promote economic growth and development.

Outcome 6: Students will be able to understand how linkages to the international economy can promote or hinder the process of economic growth and development.

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