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Christine Wong
SIS 330
Seattle Campus

Political Economy of Development

Growth, income distribution, and economic development in less-developed countries today. Policies concerning trade, industrialization, the agricultural sector, human resources, and financing of development. Prerequisite: either ECON 201, GEOG 123 or SIS 123, any of which may be taken concurrently.

Class description

This course will survey a number of topics in development economics, including the concept and measurement of development, historical experience of the developed countries, industrialization, trade and aid, public finance, human development, and the role of markets vs. government in guiding development.

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Class assignments and grading

There will be a midterm and final examination. Class participation is encouraged and will count in determination of the course grade.

There will be a midterm and final examination. Class participation is encouraged and will count in determination of the course grade.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 10/22/2002