Development Economics - 4th Trimester 2020/21

Joana Gonçalves da Silva / 3.5 ECTs / Trimester-Long Course / English

This course explores the causes and consequences of economic (under)development. It focuses on 5 themes: (1) the current state of development and inequality across the world and its evolution; (2) some approaches used to account for these facts, including capital accumulation, institutions and culture; (3) micro topics: investments in human capital through health and education, behavioural economics insights, gender gaps and corruption; (4) macro topics: globalization and economic shocks and crisis; (5) critical reflection on the field of development economics.

Prerequisites: Yes (see syllabus)