Five College Consortium

ST-PoliEcon/AfricanGrowth&Trfm

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Economics
Course Number: 
397EA
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
This course offers a historical and political economy approach to the analysis of growth and structural transformation of African economies. It examines the challenges as well as opportunities facing African countries in their efforts to accelerate growth, reduce poverty and inequality, and maximize the gains from integration in the global economy. It takes stock of the record of the continent's growth and economic transformation, highlighting successes and lessons learned from past policy experimentation. The course stresses the distribution of gains from growth and transformation, identifying the winners and losers, and the economic, social and political factors that drive change and those that retard it. The analysis in the course provides tools for an exploration of the prospects for acceleration of Africa's growth and structural transformation going forward.
Comments: 
Pre Req: ECON 103 & 104 Open only to ECON/ STPEC/ RESEC PRIMARY majors until after juniors enroll, then open to all November 10.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
21912

Course Sections

ST-PoliEcon/AfricanGrowth&Trfm
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 3.0 Leonce Ndikumana ndiku@econs.umass.edu TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM Bartlett Hall room 3