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Development economics

  • A.A. 2019/2020
  • 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

Prerequisites: nothing more than those prerequisites required to be admitted to this Master degree

Obiettivi del corso

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
and development.

Programma del corso

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
describe inequality.

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
economic development
3. Does gender matter?
4.The complex link between economic growth and income inequality

Testi (A)dottati, (C)onsigliati
  • 1.  (A) E. Croci Angelini Lecture notes for the course Development economics downloadable from the instructor website, Macerata, 2018
Altre informazioni / materiali aggiuntivi

Lecture notes and other relevant material will be downloadable on the course webpage

Metodi didattici
  • 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.
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