Checking date: 17/01/2016

Course: 2019/2020

Institutions, Development and Growth
Study: Master in Development and Economic Growth (255)

Coordinating teacher: ALVAREZ NOGAL, CARLOS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Social Sciences

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
- Learn to understand and analyze academic papers and reports about the impact and quality of institutions. - Ability to analyze institutions and their impact in economic growth and development in the long and short-term. - To analyze causes and the dynamic of institutional change. - To analyze the effects of reform and institutional policies in very different economic contexts.
Description of contents: programme
- New Institutional Economics - Property rights - Design of contracts - Markets - Natural resources and Institutional quality - Colonial Institutions, inequality and development
Learning activities and methodology
Theoretical knowledge will be acquired by: - Lectures that will provide the major theoretical and practical concepts that students are expected to acquire. students will receive at the start of the module a full list of basic and complementary bibliographical references. All readings will be uploaded to Aula Global in order to allow students to read in advance and dwell autonomously on the topics in which they are more interested. - Discussion of articles, exercises and problems given by the teacher, and encouraging the active participation of students to solve them, either individually or in groups. Complementary bibliography and readings will be available. Acquisition of abilities and skills through: - Writing a short essay on the literature concerning one of the course topics - Class presentations by the student of their work, and a class discussion with other students.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.