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Panskura Banamali College Economics | Bachelor's level

Development Economics


01 Dec 2021 — 31 May 2022

This course is distributed over two modules. The first module begins with a discussion of alternative conceptions of development and their justification. It then proceeds to aggregate models of growth and cross -national comparisons of the growth experience that can help evaluate these models. The axiomatic basis for inequality measurement is used to develop measures of inequality and connections between growth and inequality are explored. The course ends by linking political institutions to growth and inequality by discussing the role of the state in economic development and the informational and incentive problems that affect state governance.
The second module begins with basic demographic concepts and their evolution during the process of development. The governance of communities and organizations is studied and this is then linked to questions of sustainable growth. The course ends with reflections on the role of globalization and increased international dependence on the process of development.


Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of mathematics, statistics and Economics


Grading scale

"pass / fail"


Graded components

Gradation will be based on the whole coursework. Questions will be multiple choice type. 50% will be needed to pass.


Class sessions (GMT+05:30) Kolkata
  • Monday, 08:00 PM— 09:00 PM (Lecture)
  • Wednesday, 08:00 PM— 09:00 PM (Lecture)
  • Saturday, 08:00 PM— 09:00 PM (Lecture)


Teacher
Associate Professor (Dr.) Sugata Sen
Mode of Participation
Active & Silent
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University of Zurich Economics | Bachelor's level

Global Policy Analysis: Poverty, Development, Growth (2022)


22 Feb 2022 — 31 May 2022

This course has two primary objectives: First, it provides students with a solid overview of what we know about key topics of global development, such as the trends in poverty around the world, inequality, access to education and healthcare, international migration, world hunger and population growth. Second, it equips students with tools to critically assess statistical claims and analysis about these issues of global development, by providing an introduction to commonly used empirical methods. In other words: how to spot when someone lies with data? Students will have some opportunities to try out these methods themselves in a hands-on way.


Prerequisites

Students need to have already taken at least introductory university-level classes in economics and statistics. Good familiarity with statistical concepts such regression analysis and standard deviation and with economic concepts such as marginal cost and benefits, externalities, or income elasticity.


Grading scale

1-6


Graded components

We will only grade exams for remote students who hand in all problem sets during the semester


Class sessions (GMT+01:00) Zurich
  • Tuesday, 04:15 PM— 06:00 PM (Lecture)
  • Thursday, 04:15 PM— 06:00 PM (Practice Session)


Teacher
Prof. Dina Pomeranz
Course Website
Open
Mode of Participation
None
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Goa Institute of Management Economics | Bachelor's level

Macroeconomics


01 Mar 2022 — 31 May 2022

The course Macroeconomics deals with GDP, Inflation, IS-LM, etc.


Prerequisites


Grading scale

100


Graded components

Class Room Quiz-10%
Mid-term Examination-30%
Mini Project: 30%
End-term Examination: 30%


Class sessions (GMT+05:30) New Delhi


Teacher
Assistant Professor Chinmaya Behera
Mode of Participation
Active & Silent
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