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Title: Growth/Inequality in Lat Amer
Course Section Number: ECO-358-02
Department: Economics
Description: This class is a broad, interdisciplinary exploration of determinants of living standard in the neighboring region of Latin America. The long run wellbeing of populations is determined mostly by growth of their economies and distribution of what is produced. Through application of basic theoretical framework, the class will consider the main determinants of growth and its challenges in Latin America. We will use cases and data from individual countries to study population growth, technological development, and accumulation of physical and human capital. Final outcomes for individuals are then dependent on income distribution. We will study historical, natural, institutional, cultural, and political characteristics (and anomalies) of income distribution in the region.This class does not require intermediate economic theory or econometrics and thus it does not count towards the upper-level course requirement for the economics major.
Credits: 1.00
Start Date: August 24, 2022
End Date: December 17, 2022
Meeting Information: 08/24/2022-12/16/2022 Lecture Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00AM - 10:50AM, Baxter Hall, Room 212
Faculty: Mikek, Peter
Requisite Courses: Prerequisites: ECO-101 with a minimum grade of C- and one 200 level ECO course with a minimum grade of D, OR with the consent of the instructor

Course Status & Cross-Listings

Cross-list Group Capacity: 25
Cross-list Group Student Count: 25
Calculated Course Status: CLOSED
Section Name/Title Status Dept. Capacity Enrolled/
Available/
Waitlist
ECO-358-02 (primary)
Growth/Inequality in Lat Amer
CLOSED Economics 25 5 / -- / 0
HSP-277-01 (cross-listing)
Growth/Inequality in Lat Amer.
CLOSED Economics 25 8 / -- / 0
PPE-358-02 (cross-listing)
Growth/Inequality in Lat Amer
CLOSED Philosophy, Politics, Economic 25 12 / -- / 0