Econo171-10_Syllabus - Economics C171/EnvEcon&Policy C151...

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1 Economics C171/EnvEcon&Policy C151, Fall 2010 International Economic Development and Policy Instructor: Alain de Janvry GSIs: Gianmarco León and Stanislao Maldonado Tu & Th, 9.30 to 11 a.m., 159 Mulford Hall Course Syllabus Updated August 24, 2010 Information about the class, including the course outline and reading list, homework assignments, and past years’ examinations are given on the course’s homepage at the following address Please see the homepage for instructions regarding policies on class behavior, examinations, and grades. EconC171/EEPC151 is a four unit course with three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. You need to sign up for one of the discussion sections through Tele- BEARS. You must sign up in person in one section the first time the session is held to be kept on the class list. Sign up sheets will be available in the sections. Attendance to one discussion section is mandatory. There are four sections scheduled as follows: Monday, 1-2pm, 2312 Tolman Monday, 2-3pm, 2320 Tolman Wednesday, 2-3pm, 2308 Tolman Wednesday, 4-5pm, 2301 Tolman Grading of assignments and exams will not be done by each GSI separately, but collectively by the instructors and the two GSIs. Adding the course If you are not in the course but wish to add it, you should consult the Economics Department (Jennifer Cornet < [email protected]> ) for Econ 171 and ARE Department (Gail Vawter <[email protected]>) for EEP 151. Neither the instructor nor the GSIs have the authority to get you registered in the class. Readings The textbook for this class is written by the instructor and will be provided freely. Chapters assigned for reading will be posted on the course webpage before each class. Assigned readings on current issues and case studies will be accessible through the internet. Course objectives This course on International Economic Development and Policy has the following objectives for participants: Learn to apply the tools of economic analysis to problems of growth, poverty, and
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2 environmental sustainability in developing countries. Understand (1) why some poor countries have been catching up with the industrialized countries in per capita income, while others are increasingly lagging behind, (2) why half of humanity remains poor, and (3) why environmental degradation and resource exhaustion are commonly associated with income growth. Understand what can be done to promote development through policy and investment
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