Social Science

The Challenges of Poor Countries


Photo of women in boats in Africa

This Spring 2019 course is an introduction to the field of economic development. The problems faced by poor nations including inequality and corruption will be analyzed and discussed through case studies and cross-country comparisons. Additional topics include the role that rich nations play in promoting or stunting poor countries’ economic growth.
Prerequisites: None

Contact for more information.
ECON 291 • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-1:50 pm