Days/times: Wednesdays, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This course will familiarize students with the most important development policy issues in Latin America and provide them with tools for analyzing economic development. The first part of the class will invite students to reflect on the question: what is economic development and how is development economics used to examine and explain it? We will explore how ideas about economic development have been shaped and result in specific policy frameworks, compare socioeconomic and political contexts in a number of countries, examine the relationship of markets and institutions, and provide a framework for institutional analysis that will be applied to specific institutions in a set of countries. In the last part of the class we will focus on measuring and analyzing key economic development indicators (Income, Poverty, Inequality, Vulnerability, Human Development).
Center for Latin American Studies
Department of Food and Resource Economics
1091 McCarty Hall
P.O. Box 110240
Gainesville, FL 32611-0240
Tel: 352-392-1826 ext. 430