Econ 325 Syllabus - Spring 2011

Econ 325 Syllabus - Spring 2011 - Economics 325 Spring 2011...

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Economics 325 Spring 2011 Development and Trade Course Website The website for this course will be through Blackboard. Contact Information Professor: Bryan Tomlin Office Hours: Thursdays, 1pm 4pm, Maguire Hall, 522 Additional Office hours may be scheduled by appointment. Additional office hours may also be added should the above hours be unsatisfactory. Email: btomlin@luc.edu Email is the preferred method of contact. Responses should be expected within 48 hours. Course Description In the first part of this course we will discuss and model the many factors that determine the wealth of a nation and how this wealth grows over time. Explanations include: capital abundance, resources, human capital, population, technology, efficiency of production, and government institutions. An emphasis will be placed on explaining differences in wealth between the richest and poorest countries. The second part of the course will discuss trade models which attempt to explain the effects that trade will have on the wealth of a nation and the wealth of individual groups within a nation based upon various assumptions. We will analyze the effects of various policies on international trade, world prices, and national welfare. Texts Weil, David N .; “ Economic Growth ,” Second Edition, Pearson Education Inc., 2009 Homework As this is a writing intensive course, small writing assignments will be a very important part of this
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