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Course: Economics II
Level: Undergraduate
Time: Currently not offered
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Syllabus: Themes in Development Theory and Policy. Theories of growth: historical pattern, classical models, structural models, neo-classical and contemporary approaches. Concept of development: beyond growth (basic needs, capabilities, freedom). Agricultural transformation. Strategies of industrial development. Unemployment, underemployment and poverty. Population and demographic transition. Migration and urbanisation.Trade theory and development experience. Environment and sustainable development

Reference Texts:
1. Development Economics by Michael P Todaro
2. Leading Issues in Economic Development by G.M Meier and J E Rauch
3. International Economics: Theory and Policy by Paul Krugman and M Obstfeld
4. Halting Degradation of Natural Resources by J. M. Baland and J. P. Platteau
5. Chapters 1-3 of Book I of Adam Smith s The Wealth of Nations
6. Development economics. Princeton University Press by Ray
7. Increasing returns and economic progress. The Economic Journal 38, 527 542, Young A.A (1928)
8. Industrialization and the Big Push. The Journal of Political Economy 97, 1003 1026 by Murphy K.M., A. Shleifer, and R.W. Vishny
9. Why Poverty Persists in India: A Framework for Understanding the Indian Economy. OUP Catalogue by Eswaran M., and A. Kotwal

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