The long-run development and international economic relations of developing countries are chosen as the major topic of this course.
The long-run growth part deals with structural change from agriculture to industry and services, institutions, distribution, population, education, health, taxation and government expenditure, agriculture and other resources.
The international relations part relates growth to migration, aid, international trade, and foreign debt, the latter including financial crises.
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Overview with respect to all aspects under "Course content"; carrying out and presenting empirical tasks. For the marble/honour groups: skills to handle growth models.
- Basic micro-, macro-, and international economics
- Students are expected to follow the recent developments in the business press.
- Exchange students need to major in economics.
- An advanced level of English
- Perkins, D.H., S. Radelet, D.L. Lindauer, S.A. Block, Economics of Development, 7th ed., Norton, New York and London, 2013.
Honours students get additional literature