Economic Growth and Development in Low-Income Countries, Stanford University (Syllabus)

January 23, 2009

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  1. We will examine trends in economic growth and other development indicators around the world since 1965, with some reference to broad patterns since 1820.

  2. We will briefly review the concepts underlying the standard Solow model of economic growth and other measures of development.

  3. We will explore the relationship between growth, poverty, and equity.

  4. We will examine the evolution of the developing-country debt crisis.

  5. We will look at current controversies and debates about foreign Assistance.

  6. We will examine the financial crises that affected several emerging markets in the late 1990s.

  7. We will examine the relationships between trade, trade policy, and development.

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