2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IDCE 30247 - Development Economics

Economics is crucial to understanding and practicing development. Although there are many schools of economic thought, this course will emphasize mainstream economics which serves as the foundation for development within a neoliberal context. This course has five objectives.

1. Become familiar with how economists create knowledge and their concepts, models, methodologies, and analytical processes, so that you can better understand how they formulate and shape development policies.

2. Understand the methods, data, and theories used by economists to study international economic development.

4. Gain practical experience in analyzing development problems using economic data

5. To critically examine and decolonize the knowledge produced by mainstream economists, thus exploring the root causes of current development in the knowledge systems that support them.

6. Learn about the process of economic development, the experiences of underdeveloped and developing countries, and possible explanations for the process of growth and the problem of underdevelopment.

7. Decolonize and explore alternatives to mainstream economics, such as degrowth, circular economies, and solidarity economies.

Anticipated Terms Offered: varied