(May 20 - June 17)
Why do some countries stay poor, while other countries' economies grow so rapidly? To address this fundamental question, we will cover both political and economic elements of development and underdevelopment. Students will first learn some basic analytical tools to be a critical reader on this topic, including basic growth theories and some data analysis tools. All analytical tools required to complete the course will be taught in class and there is no requirement to take the course besides high school level algebra and statistics.