[Economics] Poverty, Equity and Development


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Course name Poverty, Equity and Development
Course type Lecture
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Faculty Business, Economics and Social Sciences
Examination office Business, Economics and Social Sciences
Short summary The objective of this module is to make students familiar with core methods and issues in development economics. This comprises measuring different dimensions of (under-) development, analyzing factors which affect development paths,and evaluating policies aimed at overcoming underdevelopment. Considerable weight will be put on illustrating analytical results by means of empirical country experiences so as to provide a deeper understanding of different country contexts

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Study level Master
Also possible for Advanced Bachelor

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Evaluation Written exam
Frequency Summer term

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Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Course Content
  • I.Development Indicators: Concepts and Measurement
  • 1. Poverty
  • 2. Inequality
  • 3. Pro-Poor Growth
  • 4. Human Development
  • II.Rural (Under-)Development
  • 1. Rural Household Behaviour   
  • 2. Coping with Risk and Shocks
  • III.Globalization and Development
  • 1. Foreign Trade
  • 2. Migration and Remittances
  • IV.Development Policy and Development Cooperation
  • 1. Anti-Poverty Programs
  • 2. Evaluating Anti-Poverty Programs
  • 3. Assessing the Effectiveness of Foreign AidI. Messkonzepte
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