CourseBook :: ipec4302.001.16s
Course Title: Political Economy of Developing Countries
Class Info:
Class Section: IPEC4302.001.16S Instruction Mode: Face-to-Face
Class Level: Undergraduate Activity Type: Lecture
Semester Credit Hours: 3 Class Number: 27784
Grading: Graded - Undergraduate Session Type: Regular Academic Session
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Status: Class Status: OPEN    Available Seats: 11    Enrolled Total: 34    Waitlist: 0
Description: IPEC 4302 - Political Economy of Developing Countries (3 semester credit hours) We typically assume that democracy is good for economic growth. But if this is the case, how do we explain China's economic success? Similarly, economic theory states that governments should not interfere with the market, but why did South Korea industrialize at an incredible pace by doing exactly that while Argentina failed miserably? Why are natural resources a blessing in Botswana but a curse in Nigeria? If we have learned anything from developing countries' experiences, it is that there is no universal "one-size-fits-it-all" answer. This course explores the conditions under which grand theories of development are valid. It is crucial to take these differences in local conditions into account when developing policy recommendations or investment strategies. Using case studies in every class, this course offers students opportunities to sharpen their analytical skills to make sense of a complicated world. (3-0) T
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Class Location and Times

Term: 16S
Type: Regular Academic Session
Starts: January 11, 2016
Ends: May 9, 2016

January 11, 2016-April 30, 2016
Monday, Wednesday
PHY 1.202

PHY Building
Floor 1 - Room 1.202
  • Date: May 9, 2016   Time: 5:00pm-7:45pm   Location: PHY 1.202
College: School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
Syllabus: Syllabus for Political Economy of Developing Countries (IPEC4302.001.16S)
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