Checking date: 08/05/2020

Course: 2019/2020

Economic Development
Study: Dual Bachelor in Law and Economics (230)

Coordinating teacher: CLOTS FIGUERAS, IRMA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Economics

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Basic knowledge of Econometrics.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
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 and look at recent evidence, understand development economics as a multidimensional concept.
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
Lectures (Monday) followed by presentations made by students in class (Thursday). 2 midterms: one in the middle of the term (first half) and another one at the end (second half). Presentations: summary of recent research papers complemented with documented data.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Basic Bibliography
  • Abhijit Banerjee y Esther Duflo. Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty. PublicAffairs. 2012
  • Ray, Debraj. Development Economics. Princeton University Press. 1998
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
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The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.