- A.A. 2019/2020
- CFU 8
- Ore 40
- Classe di laurea LM-52
Prerequisites: nothing more than those prerequisites required to be admitted to this Master degree
Aims of the course:
This course is meant to provide students with the understanding of the various issues characterizing economic development.
It is composed of two modules: a) Development and b) Inequality, addressing, in turn, the relationship between a) growth and development and b) development and inequality, issues that are more and more at the core of the present economic discourse.
At the end of the course students:
a) by means of the Module Development will be able to understand the role of the
main economic variables both in economic growth and in the virtuous dynamics
within the sustainable development process in the medium-long run;
b) by means of the 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
The course on Development economics aims at understanding the multidimensional
nature of economic development by analyzing the links between economic variables
and their role in yielding economic development and by examining various ways to
The Development Module is composed of the following issues:
1. Exogenous and endogenous growth theories
2. Development theories
3. Human Development Index
4. Sustainable development and globalization
The Inequality Module is composed of the following issues:
1. The assessment of income inequality: methods and results
2. Issues about world-wide health and education inequality and its implications on
3. Does gender matter?
4.The complex link between economic growth and income inequality
- 1. (A) E. Croci Angelini Lecture notes for the course Development economics downloadable from the instructor website, Macerata, 2018
Lecture notes and other relevant material will be downloadable on the course webpage
weekly class lectures and some assignments meant to be able to master the subject through theory as well as empirically by the end of the course
little working groups (no more than 3 students) will be formed, starting in the lab and continuing autonomously towards writing the final assignment.