Political Economy of Development

Course Code :2200FSWEID
Study domain:Development Aid
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:45
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Marijke Verpoorten
Joachim De Weerdt

3. Course contents *

This course analyses why some countries are rich, while others have remained poor, with a strong focus on the intersection of and interplay between politics and economics. The course start with a broad historical overview of development. It then covers the deeper geographical and historical roots of differences in development pathways across nations. Finally we cover the economics of institutions. Throughout the course there will be quite a bit of attention to critically understanding how theory has been empirically investigated in the literature.

As part of this course there will be a number of sessions with student presentations and debates.