This course aims to provide a basic perspective on and knowledge about development economics. To this end, an overview of the basic and important theories of both micro- and macro-economics is provided to deepen understanding of developing countries' development issues from an economic perspective. The course will cover specific issues in developing countries such as economic growth, poverty, income gap, urbanization, environmental degradation, education and health and trade. Also as one approach to solving these issues, this course also focuses on "appropriate technology." Appropriate technology does not necessarily mean low level technology- rather a set of knowledge which utilizes a technology more effectively and efficiently by paying attention to the local context and real needs and constraints.
To obtain a basic perspective on and knowledge about development economics and appropriate technology, through examples of common issues such as economic growth, poverty, urbanization and environmental degradation.
Development Economics, Appropriate Technology
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Lectures will be the main format in this course. To facilitate better understanding of the course, there will be some reports and group work.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Outline and introduction of/to the course||TBA|
|Class 2||Basics of micro-economics (Consumer theory & producer theory)||TBA|
|Class 3||Basics of micro-economics (Producer theory )||TBA|
|Class 4||Measurement of National Wealth, cost of living and inflation||TBA|
|Class 5||Exchange rate||TBA|
|Class 6||Economic Growth and classical Growth theories||TBA|
|Class 7||Group work||TBA|
|Class 8||Group work (2, continued)||TBA|
|Class 9||Presentation for the group work||TBA|
|Class 10||Urbanization and Rural-Urban migration||TBA|
|Class 11||Environment , human resources and development||TBA|
|Class 12||Externalities, propoerty rights and Pareto Efficiency||TBA|
|Class 13||Group work (2)||TBA|
|Class 14||Presentation for Group work (2)||TBA|
|Class 15||Summary of the course||TBA|
none. Handouts will be provided.
Todara P. M. and Smith C. S., Economic Development, 11th edition, Addision Wesley, 2011
20% by group presentation and 80% by final examination