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Year 2017 Term Spring Day Tuesday Period 2 Credit 2 Code 201
Course Title Development Economics
Major DID
Program Program in Economic Development Policy and Management
Instructor(s) Otsubo
Purpose & Description

As the core discipline subject of the DID’s Economic Development Policy & Management (EDPM) Program, this course offers key principles and issues of Economics of Development bearing the needs of first-time learners in mind. Topics to be covered are: 1) the role of economic development in “development” and poverty reduction (in conjunction with attaining the MDGs); 2) the evolution of economic development thoughts; 3) the stylized facts in economic development (open and closed questions); 4) theories of development (traditional and new growth theories); 5) dualistic development and structural change (growth, poverty, and income distribution; rural-urban dichotomy); 6) education and development; 7) sustainable development (the environment and development); 8) trade and development (import substitution, export promotion, and globalization); 9) financing development (capital and saving, financial system and development); 10) guiding development of markets vs. controls (the role of government in development, good governance); 11) development and institutions; and 12) new development challenges in the 21st century (globalization, international economic system, peace building, growth fetishism (?), etc.)


Schedule

 Schedule 
1) the role of economic development in “development” and poverty reduction (in conjunction with attaining the MDGs)

2) the evolution of economic development thoughts

3) the stylized facts in economic development (open and closed questions)

4) development and equity

5) theories of development (traditional and new growth theories)

6) dualistic development and structural change (growth, poverty, and income distribution; rural-urban dichotomy)

7) guiding development of markets vs. controls (forces of the market, the role of government in development, good governance)

8) development and institutions

9) sustainable development (the environment and development)

10) education, HRD, and development

11) trade and development (import substitution, export promotion, and globalization)

12) financing development (capital and saving, financial system and development)

13) new development challenges in the 21st century (globalization, international economic system, peace building, growth fetishism (?), etc.)

14) Japan's Development Experience -- Development, Japansese/Asian Style

**Due to time limitation, some of the course topics will be dropped in accordance with the needs/interests of students. Reading list will be provided for those (dropped) topics, though.


Texts & References

Refer to the online course syllabus at:
http://www.gsid.nagoya-u.ac.jp/sotsubo/


Evaluation

Final Exam (Take-Home Essay Exam OR Sit-in Exam) and Class Participation/Contribution


Language(s) for instruction & discussion; Others

English