Econ 3T03 Development Economics winter 2012

Econ 3T03 Development Economics winter 2012 - McMaster...

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Department of Economics Winter 2012 Econ 3T03 Topics in Economic Development Instructor: Dr Shadab Qaiser Email: [email protected] Lectures: W 7:00-10:00 pm Academic Term: Jan 3 to April 6, 2012 Office Hours: TBA The purpose of this course is to: 1. Introduce you to the fields and tools of Development Economics 2. Explore the philosophical, theoretical and policy oriented research in Development Economics 3. To prepare students for doing empirical research in Development Economics 4. Examine the strengths and weaknesses of alternative development strategies in light of country experience 5. Extend your understanding of economic theory through its application in less developed country settings 6. To explore your knowledge of structural change, dual economies, poverty and income inequality, agriculture and production, technical and Institutional change and health and insurance Required Text Book: Michael Todaro and Stephen Smith, Economic Development, 9 th Edition (Pearson Addison Wesley, 2006) Although the latest edition is also available for this text book however there are many copies of old edition available at McMaster book store. You can buy these copies at a very low cost. Recommended Test Books: Dwight Perkins, Steven Radelet, and David Lindauer, Economics of Development , 6th Keith Griffin. Alternative Strategies for Economic Development. 2 nd Edition (New York: St. Martin’s Press, Inc., 1999)
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