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Development Economics - Challenges and Chances

Maastricht Summer School
Netherlands, Maastricht
Maastricht Summer School Netherlands, Bonnefantenstraat 2, 6211 KL Maastricht, The Netherlands
Tuition fee €799 one-time
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Overview

Course Description
The course introduces students to the challenges of economic development. Why do few countries succeed while many fail? Why is development so hard?
Based on a formulation of the problem (“What do we mean by development?”) the students will be introduced to an overview of attempts to address the various challenges – both in theory and practice – with selective deep-dives.
Context matters; consequentially case studies are used to foster an appreciation of the unique factors that qualify policy choices and their respective successes/failures.

Goals
• Understand why some nations have developed, and others not
• Realise the social, political, and economic scope of development
• Familiarity with key case studies (China, South Korea, Japan, Argentina, Brazil)
• Appreciation of key literature in development economics
• Exposure to the history of development economics

Recommended Literature
- Fine, Ben (2007). Beyond the developmental state: towards a political economy of development. In Beyond Market-Driven Development (pp. 29-45). Routledge.
- Khan, M. H. and Jomo, S., (2000). Rents, Rent-Seeking and Economic Development, Cambridge University Press
- Qian, Yingyi (2002). How reform worked in China. SSRN Working Paper.
- Todaro, M. P. and Smith, S. C. (2020). Economic development. Pearson UK.

Teaching Method
Lectures, Work in subgroups, assignments/presentations, research

Assessment Method
Final paper

Course Coordinator
David Lübeck, Ph.D.

Apply now! Maastricht Summer School 2023
Application deadline
14 Jul 2023, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Studies commence
14 Aug 2023
Apply now! Maastricht Summer School 2023
Application deadline
14 Jul 2023, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Studies commence
14 Aug 2023