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Latin American Economic Development

ECON 261
Fall 2010
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: LAST 219
Certificates: International Relations

Why haven't at least some Latin American countries reached the status of developed country? Why are there such important differences in the degree of development of different Latin American countries? To what extent have foreign countries and institutions influenced the choice of economic policies? Why has Latin America abandoned import substitution industrialization? Are the current attempts at deeper integration into the global economy conducive to economic development, or are they detrimental to the region's poor (or both)? By exploring these and other questions, this course provides an introduction to Latin America's economic development. In our exploration, we draw on economic analysis, historical narratives, and case studies.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Writing
Students will be required to write a set of research papers dealing with particular issues related to the economic/historical development of a Latin American country.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ECON
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ECON101 OR ECON110
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON)(LAST)(MECO)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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