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Growth and Development of Nations in the Global Economy
Broad-spectrum undergraduate class. Prerequisite: introductory economics class at college level. Crosslisted as International Studies 473.
This course explores the roles of markets, states, and civil institutions, using economic theory, computer simulations, and historical experience to better understand the forces that shape the wealth and well-being of nations and people around the world.
AAE 473 Economic Growth and Development
in Southeast Asia
Upper-division undergraduate class. Prerequisite: At least one economics class at college level. Cross-listed as Econ 473.
This course evaluates economic development strategies in Southeast Asia and their implications for growth, distribution and the environment. Students learn trade and development theory as well as acquiring specific knowledge of Southeast Asian economic development.
Frontiers of Development Economics II
For Ph.D. students in AAE or related majors. Prerequisite: Econ 711 or equivalent.
Theory and evidence on growth
and development in emerging economies, with emphasis on
international trade and macroeconomic management. Using general
equilibrium models, we examine the implications of growth
strategies, global shocks, and policy reforms for welfare,
poverty, and income distribution.
875 Trade, Resources and Development
Offered irregularly, in unpredictable locations
Graduate seminar on growth and development in 'small, open' developing economies. Analytical general equilibrium models with case studies drawn from the literature. Versions of this material have been offered in short course form in the Philippines (2002), Thailand (2004), UW-Madison (2003), Norway (2007), and again, by popular demand, in Norway (2009)!
completion of graduate coursework, students must take the major field preliminary exam
in the area of economic growth and development. This exam is
offered in summer each year. It draws from the current
syllabi of the three graduate development economics classes
(AAE 730, 731 and 732). Students are also encouraged to read
foundational contributions and surveys relevant to these
three courses, for example those found in the North-Holland
Handbooks of Development Economics, and to review previous
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