Development economics

  • A.A. 2017/2018
  • CFU 8
  • Ore 40
  • Classe di laurea LM-52
Elisabetta Croci Angelini / Professoressa di ruolo - I fascia / Politica economica (SECS-P/02)
Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, della Comunicazione e delle Relazioni Internazionali

nothing more than those to be admitted to this Master degree

Obiettivi del corso

This course is meant to provide students with the understanding of the issues
characterizing economic development. It is composed of two modules addressing
the relationship between growth, development and inequality, more and more at
the core of the economic discourse.
At the end of the course students, through:
a) the Module Developmet will be able to understand the role of the main
economic variables in the virtuous dynamics within the sustainable development
process in the medium-long run.
b) the Module Inequality will be able to employ the main tools meant to describe
inequality and to highlight the related concepts so to better understand the
nature of the complex relationships linking inequality to growth and development.

Programma del corso

The Development Module is composed of the following issues:
1. Exogenous and endogenous growth theories
2. Development theories
3. Sustainable development and globalization
4. Human Development Index
so to understand the links between economic variables and their role in yielding
economic development.
The Inequality Module, by examining various ways to describe inequality, as listed
1. The assessment of income inequality: methods and results
2. Issues about world-wide health and education inequality and its implications on
economic development
3. Does gender matter?
4.The complex link between economic growth and income inequality
aims at understanding the multidimensional nature of economic development.

Testi (A)dottati, (C)onsigliati
  • 1.  (A) E. Croci Angelini Lecture notes for the course Development economics downloadable from the instructor website, Macerata, 2017
Altre informazioni / materiali aggiuntivi

Lecture notes will be downloadable on the seminar webpage

Metodi didattici
  • class lectures and working groups starting in the lab and continuing autonomously
    towards writing the final assignment
Modalità di valutazione
  • A written examination where students will be asked to answer three open questions
    chosen from among four issues explained during the course. Every question will be
    assessed in tenth and is meant to ascertain the knowledge of the issues, the
    understanding of the methods and their critical evaluation. An oral examination may
    follow, to clarify obscure explanations, if any.
Lingue, oltre all'italiano, che possono essere utilizzate per l'attività didattica


Lingue, oltre all'italiano, che si intende utilizzare per la valutazione