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ECON 240.00 Microeconomics of Development 6 credits

Faress F Bhuiyan

This course explores household behavior in developing countries. We will cover areas including fertility decisions, health and mortality, investment in education, the intra-household allocation of resources, household structure, and the marriage market. We will also look at the characteristics of land, labor, and credit markets, particularly technology adoption; land tenure and tenancy arrangements; the role of agrarian institutions in the development process; and the impacts of alternative politics and strategies in developing countries. The course complements Economics 241.

Prerequisite: Economics 111

ECON 398.02 Advanced Research in Economics 6 credits, S/CR/NC only

Open: Size: 15, Registered: 8, Waitlist: 0

Synonym: 61323

Faress F Bhuiyan

This course is designed to support majors in developing advanced skills in economic research and communication. Through a combination of class discussion, small group work, and/or one-on-one interactions with the professor, majors learn the process of constructing strong, theoretically-grounded arguments through primary research, secondary research, or both. Students will also learn and practice strategies for engaging critically with contemporary scholarship and effective techniques of peer review and the oral presentation of research.

Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in Economics 400.; Economics 395 Instructor permission required

ECON 400.02 Integrative Exercise 3 credits, S/CR/NC only

Open: Size: 15, Registered: 12, Waitlist: 0

Synonym: 61325

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