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Political Economy of Development

Course Code :2200FSWEID
Study domain:Development Aid
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:45
Credits:6
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 have prospered, while others have remained poor. It presents a variety of perspectives on this question from some of the most prominent development thinkers, shaping today's academic and public debates on this issue.

After sketching the variety of historical development experiences across the globe we look at the deeper geographical and historical roots of differences in development pathways across nations. In doing this we will pay particular attention to how economic and political institutions interact.

We study the points of contention in the debate and throughout, we focus on how the various views or theories have been empirically investigated in the literature. Finally, our goal is to look at what each theory means for development policy and practice.