This course will analyze the economic challenges faced by low and middle-income countries in their quest for development and public policies meant to address those challenges. The course will be divided into two parts. In the first part, we will discuss the theories of economic growth and what might cause some development strategies to succeed and others to fail. In the second part, we will examine the trends in poverty and inequality in specific regions and countries, learn about the interconnections between inequality and growth, and analyze how development strategies and government policies may result in equitable or inequitable outcomes.
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