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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions


AEM 2350 Introduction To The Economics Of Development

Course description

This course is a survey of the field of development economics, with an eye to theory, empirical research, and policy. It is intended to introduce students to the application of economics in understanding the causes and consequences of poverty in the world, and the tools used to fight it. Topics covered include: the nature of poverty and how it is measured; economic growth, and how it is—or is not—associated with alternative measures of development; structural changes that occur in economies as incomes rise; the importance of agriculture for development; the role of, and debates around, international trade; food security and nutrition; and gender / intra-household issues in poverty and development. Readings and assignments will be interactive, and include textbooks and papers as well as podcasts, blogs, and other web-based resources.


ECON 1110, ECON 1120, or comparable introductory courses in Microeconomic Theory


AEM 2350 001-LEC On-campus Extra-session

Class dates:July 15-August 2, 2019
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Days/times:M-F 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Warren Hall 150
M-F 1 PM - 2:15 PM Warren Hall 150
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Upton, J. (jbu3)
Max. enroll:30
Restrictions:Intended for non-Dyson majors only
To enroll:This class is not available for online enrollment. To enroll, submit a paper enrollment form. Enroll now.

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