Turkey, İzmir

Development Economics

when 19 June 2016 - 2 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 575

The aim of this course is to help students acquainted with theories and methods of economic development for
developing countries. The course covers topics such as economic, social, and political problems of developing
countries, population growth, investment performance, growth and development theories and distribution of
income in developing nations.

Course leader

Assoc. Prof. B. Müge  TUNAER VURAL

Target group

Both graduate and undergraduate students

Course aim

1. Demonstrate a good level of understanding of development economics so that the learner can interpret
the magnitude of the differences in welfare among nations and what conditions perpetuate these
2. Recognise key economic issues in developing countries in order to analyse economic development
problems on both domestic and global scales.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of different approaches to the solutions for development problems in
order to discuss policy issues relating to developing and developed counties.
4. Recognise the roles of factors such as industry, agriculture, population growth, investment
performance, international finance and trade in determining the level of development of a nation so that
the learner can evaluate the effects of different development theories in different nations.
5. Classify empirical evidence and data relevant to economic development an

Fee info

EUR 575: The program fee includes the following:

The tuition for the two week program. Within the two week period, students can attend only one course
Use of all venue facilities (e.g. computer lab, TV room, etc.)
Handouts, scripts and other relevant teaching material
Accommodation and half board for the two weeks. Students are accommodated in double rooms. The breakfasts, lunch and only two dinners are included.
Two company visits
Two excursions
İnternational Afternoon and Farewell Dinner
Transfers from/to the airport