Fall 2022 - ECON 355W D100

Economic Development (4)

Class Number: 3779

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    WMC 3520, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 19, 2022
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 103 with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 113 with a minimum grade of A-; ECON 105 with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 115 with a minimum grade of A-; 60 units.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Analysis of theories of economic development. Consideration will be given to the requirements of successful development, to aspects of international co-operation, and to procedures of economic planning. Problems of emerging countries and models of various developing economies will be studied. Students with credit for ECON 355 or ECON 455 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course gives an introduction to development economics. The aim is to study the sources of economic growth or lack thereof in poor countries. Development issues related to education, gender, institutions, aid, debt, governance, corruption, financial markets etc. will be discussed.

Both theoretical foundations and empirical evidence will be covered. Note that this course is designated writing intensive (‘W’) which will require completing short writing assignments on a weekly basis.

Grading

  • Written assignments (total) 65%
  • Midterm 15%
  • Final exam 20%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Todaro, Michael and Stephen Smith, Economic Development, 12th ed., Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2015.  

Easterly, William, The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics, MIT Press, 2001.  

The Easterly book (to be used as supplement to the Todaro textbook) is also available online (off-campus you will need to login with your SFU email credentials) at: http://troy.lib.sfu.ca/record=b5476626~S1a 


REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Please note that, as per Policy T20.01, the course requirements (and grading scheme) outlined here are subject to change up until the end of the first week of classes.

Final exam schedules will be released during the second month of classes. If your course has a final exam, please ensure that you are available during the entire final exam period until you receive confirmation of your exam dates. 

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at 778-782-3112 or caladmin@sfu.ca.

***NO TUTORIALS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES***

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html