Welcome to ECON 366: Economic Development. This three-credit, senior-level course in economics at Athabasca University can be taken as an elective for students in business, political science, international studies, and history. An introductory economics course is a prerequisite for ECON 366.
In this course, you will study the economic circumstances and development experiences of the nations in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. We will examine the likely reasons that some countries have developed more rapidly than others and the range of economic policies that have been implemented to promote the process of economic development.
ECON 366 is divided into eight units, as outlined below:
- Unit 1: Economic Development: An Introduction and Overview
- Unit 2: Development Ideas in Historical Perspective
- Unit 3: Growth, Poverty, and Income Distribution
- Unit 4: Population Growth, Urbanization, and Internal Migration
- Unit 5: Human Capital: Education and Health in Economic Development
- Unit 6: Agricultural Transformation and Rural Development
- Unit 7: International Trade and Development
- Unit 8: Capital Flows and Development
Todaro, M. P., & Smith, S. C. (2015). Economic development (12th ed.). Boston: Pearson/Addison Wesley. ISBN 9780133406788
You can acquire a print version of the textbook on your own if you wish.
All other learning resources will be available online.