Development Economics


Development Economics (Lorz, V2/Ü2, SS – ab SS 15, economics competency, social competency, in English)

This course focuses on the specific economic and social problems of developing countries. First, the question will be addressed as to why countries develop differently at all, and which economic and institutional factors might be responsible for the relatively low level of economic development in some regions. On this basis, selected topics, such as poverty, income inequality, population growth, environmental pollution, or indebtedness, are covered, and approaches aiming at development cooperation are discussed.