May 21, 2024  
College Catalog 2024-2025 
    
College Catalog 2024-2025

ECON 426 - International Economic Development Capstone


In this class, we study the economics of development in low-income countries and communities primarily in the Global South, from multiple perspectives and approaches. We primarily focus on the microeconomics of development economics. We explore both theoretical and empirical methodology in modern development economics.  Topics we cover include: economic growth, fertility, health, cash transfers, rural labor markets, credit markets, and land markets as they relate to development.  This course pushes students to work with datasets from low-income countries, and apply economic theory to problems of development.  We keep an eye toward the relevance and applicability to policy of the topics we cover. This course counts as a Group E elective. It is a capstone course. Meets concurrently with ECON 425 . Prerequisite(s): ECON 361 , ECON 371 , and ECON 381 . C- or higher required for all prerequisites. Every year. (4 Credits)