Development Economics
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Department: Milano General Curriculum
Course Number: NINT 5251
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • International Affairs
  • Economic Development
  • Policy & Analysis
This course introduces the core literature of development economics. It centers around theories that explain the sources, processes and consequences of economic growth that are particularly relevant to policy choices. The course covers the following topics: (i) theories of development (ii) ethical foundations, including inequality, poverty, and gender issues (iii) industrial economics (iv) growth economics (v) taxation policies, state formation and poverty alleviation (vi) international trade theory and policy (vii) international capital flows and (viii) the developmental state. For each topic the course explores theoretical approaches, both mainstream and heterodox, along with their associated policy implications. One major aim of the course is to provide students with rigorous analytical foundations to understand key theory and policy issues in development economics.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Prerequisites: NINT 5109 Economics in International Affairs or the equivalent. This course may be taken simultaneously with or following NINT 5000 Comparative Development Experience. Lab/Discussion Sections: Students enrolled in Development Economics are also required to register for the Lab.


Open to Graduate students.