Latin America: Development Economics On The Move

Latin AmericaDevelopment Economics On The Move

Course Description
This course explores theoretical and practical aspects of economic development in Latin America.  A wide variety of concepts and topics will be treated during the quarter, including poverty, income inequality, models of development,  globalization, international financial institutions, immigration and foreign aid.  The course includes a 30-day trip to Mexico, Bolivia and Brazil, where students will learn about development economics first-hand. These countries represent excellent opportunities for students to evaluate the applicability of prevailing theories of economic development, meet as well as and hear from leading Latin American scholars, government policy-makers, NGO officials and the people themselves.

Course will be held on the campuses of three leading Latin American universities, where students will access to plethora of academic resources.  The on-site tours are organized to help students critique the applicability of existing theories to the Latin American experience and to provide them with relevant examples that facilitate developing new models and deriving appropriate policy implications.

The course also compares Latin America’s experience with other economic development in other parts of the world.  By the end of the course, students should be familiar with the main theoretical perspectives on development and issues related to underdevelopment.

EOTM is looking for partnering universities who are interested in having their students experience in this exciting course in 2015.

Course Instructors:

DR. HUMBERTO CASPA

 Assistant Professor

Fundacion Universitaria Juan de Castellanos

School of Law and International Politics

Fundacion Universitaria Juan de Castellanos

Tunja, Colombia

Email: hcaspa@jdc.edu.co

DR. DANIEL BARKLEY

Assistant Professor of Economics

School of Arts and Science

American University of Nigeria

Yola-Bye Pass, PMB 2250

Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria

Email: daniel.barkley@aun.edu.ng

 

More Information:

Daniel Barkley at Daniel@EconomicsOnTheMove.org

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