To equip students to understand the basics of development economics through consideration of today's critical issues. Some emphases will be paid to Asian countries' context and inter-dependency among society, economics and environment will be discussed.
By completing this course, the students at Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering department will be able to:
1) Understand the various on-going economic dynamics and issues in the framework of development economics, especially in the Asian context.
2) Discuss about the essence of the various economic and development issues with those people in other discipline.
Development Economics, microeconomics, Globalized society,
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
lectures will be the main components of the course but discussions among students will be highly encouraged. There will be some assigned reports.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction and basics of microeconomics (1): consumer theory||TBA|
|Class 2||basics of microeconomicIntroduction and basics of microeconomics (1): consumer theorys (2)||TBA|
|Class 3||Basics of microeconomics (3): producer theory||TBA|
|Class 4||Basics of microeconomics (4): makert mechnizem and its failure||TBA|
|Class 5||Comparative Economic Development||TBA|
|Class 6||Measurement of Economic Wealth and its limtation (GDP. GNI, HDI)||TBA|
|Class 7||Classic Theoris of Economic Growht and Development||TBA|
|Class 8||Poverty, Inequality and Development||TBA|
|Class 9||Population Growth and Economic Development||TBA|
|Class 10||Environment and Development||TBA|
|Class 11||Urbanization and Rural-Urban Migration||TBA|
|Class 12||Human Capital : Education and Health in Economic Development||TBA|
|Class 13||Prices and exchange rates||TBA|
|Class 14||International Trade Theory||TBA|
|Class 15||Summary of this course: reflection on the past sessions||TBA|
Todaro & Smith (2011) Development Economics, Addison Wesley
Hayami (2000), Development Economics, Sobunsha
Weekly Report (15%)
Final Report (50%)
Contribution to the class (30%)