Course Title：Political Economy and Development
|Venue||Room 361 Comprehensive Building, West Campus|
This course examines selected aspects of the process of development in today’s world from a political economy perspective. The course addresses primarily: (a) the relationship between finance and development, (b) the implications of the transition to neoliberalism for the poor and middle-income countries, and (c) the origins and consequences of the current international crisis. Throughout the course, basic theory is combined with applications to developing countries, using examples from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Special emphasis is given to changes in the international environment over the last thirty years and their implications on the policies and prospects of the poor and middle-income countries.