Economic Development

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Economic Development

  • Host University

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Business Administration, Business Management, Economics, International Business, International Economics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE COMPLETED
    Econometrics

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COMPETENCES AND SKILLS THAT WILL BE ACQUIRED AND LEARNING RESULTS.
    General view of Economic Development.
    Goal: to understand how economic policy tools can be used to improve welfare, social and economic outcomes in low income countries.
    Focus on the key areas of debate about public policy.
    DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS: PROGRAMME
    Introduction
    Institutions
    Decentralization and public goods
    Regulation and development
    Health (I & II)
    Education (I & II)
    Environment and development
    Media, policy and development
    Social capital and social networks
    Land redistribution
    Credit, savings and insurance
    Property rights
    LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND METHODOLOGY
    14 lectures (Tuesday) followed by 12 presentations made by students in class (Friday). (2 holiday)
    Presentation (plus participation in others¿ presentations) in class are 40% of the grade.
    Presentations: 12 articles proposed that could be substituted if the professor accepts it.
    Presentations: summary of recent research papers complemented with documented data.
    ASSESSMENT SYSTEM
    Lectures followed by presentations made by students in class.
    Presentation (plus participation in others¿ presentations) in class are 40% of the grade.
    Presentations: 13 articles proposed that could be substituted if the professor accepts it.
    Presentations: summary of recent research papers complemented with documented data.
    % end-of-term-examination: 60
    % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals?): 40
    BASIC BIBLIOGRAPHY
    - Easterly, William The Elusive Quest for Growth, MIT Press, 2002
    - Ray, Debraj Development Economics, Princeton University Press, 1998

Course Disclaimer

Please note that there are no beginning level Spanish courses offered in this program.

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.