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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ECS6015
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2009-06-01
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2008-10-23
  2. Department: Economics
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: TPA 10000 140300 000000 0000000
  5. Contact Person: Michael Loewy
  6. Phone: 46532
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ECS
  9. Number: 6015
  10. Full Title: Economic Development
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Economic Development
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: ECO 3101; ECP 6702
  23. Corequisites: ECO 6115
  24. Course Description: The course studies human economic development focussing on explaining cross-country and intertemporal differences in living standards in the world. The course focuses on the microeconomic aspect of economic development.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: In an increasingly globalized world where American lives are directed by lives in far away countries, it is important for students to understand why we live so differently from people in low income countries, how inter-dependent our lives are, and how tho
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? Political Science, International Studies, Public Administration, Anthropology, Philosophy.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, I have taught the course 3 times in the past.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Ph D in economics with a research specialization in Economic Development
  29. Objectives: The objective of this course is to help students use modern economic theory and empirical methods to analyze the problems of underdevelopment. Students will learn and apply modern economic theories such as efficient decision in the absence of markets, asymmetric information, and institution building. Students learn to test these theories empirically using data from developing countries.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the major models of microeconomics of development (household model, production and consumption, land and labor markets, contracts, credit, risk, and insurance), and be able to empirically test these models with appropriate empirical methods and data from developing countries.
  31. Major Topics: What is Developemt Economics, Agricultural Household Model (decision making under incomplete markets), Labor Markets and Migration, Rural land markets, credit, risk and insurance, and institutions and development.
  32. Textbooks: P. Bardhan and C. Udry: Development Microeconomics, Oxford university Press
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
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