PSC 151 Political Economy of Developing Countries
Summer 2014 — MTWR 9:00-12:00
Summer Session 2 (June 30 - July 28)
Why do some countries stay poor, while other countries' economies grow so rapidly? To address this fundamental question, we will cover both political and economic elements of development and underdevelopment. Students will first learn some basic analytical tools to be a critical reader on this topic, including introductory growth theories, data analysis tools and impact evaluation methods. All analytical tools required to complete the course will be taught in class and there are no prerequisites besides high school level algebra and statistics. However, PSC 200, 201, 203 or other background in statistical methods is helpful.