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ECO – 530 Topics in Development Economics
Campus S3H
Programs PG
Session Spring Semester 2017
Course Title Topics in Development Economics
Course Code ECO – 530
Credit Hours 3 Hours/week
Pre-Requisutes
Course Objectives The aim of this course is on acquiring the necessary theoretical as well as empirical skills to engage in the rigorous analysis of public policies in developing countries. Topics at the forefront of growth and development economics will be covered. The emphasis will be on the theory but occasionally data will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of different public policies.
Detail Content
  • The Neo-classical and Endogenous Growth:
  • Empirics of Growth:
  • Economic Development
  • Historical Perspective of Development
  • Development Theories:
  • Structural Transformation:
  • Human Resources and Labor Markets:
  • Factor Accumulation vs. Technological Change:
  • Education and Human Capital:
  • Foreign Aid and Economic Development:
  • Policy Reform, Stabilization, Structural Adjustment and Growth:
  • Development , Equity and Welfare:
Text/Ref Books There are no required textbooks. The following books are cited in the reading list in addition to articles.
  • Handbook of Economic Growth.Edited by P. Aghion and S. Durlauf (2005), Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Handbook of Development Economics. Edited by Hollis Chenery and T. N. Srinivasan (1988), Volume I & II. North Holland, New York.
  • Handbook of Development Economics. Edited by Jere Behrman and T. N. Srinivasan (1995), Volume IIIA & IIIB. North Holland, New York.
  • The Theory of Equilibrium Growth.Avinash Dixit, Oxford University Press, 1976.
  • Dependence and Interdependence: Essays in Development Economics.JagdishBhagwati. New York: Basil Blackwell, Volume 2, 1985.
  • An Introduction to Development Planning in the Third World. Diana Conyers and Peter Hills, New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Time Schedule Spring Semester 2015
Faculty/Resource Person Dr. Zafar Mahmood
PhD-Economics