ECO5334: Economic Development
Pham Hoang Van
Two-thirds of the world’s people live in so-called “developing countries”
under conditions grossly different from those in the richer industrialized countries. We survey
and consider the empirical evidence on the leading theories of growth and development. We also
study select microeconomic issues that are prevalent in the developing countries.
Pham Hoang Van; Cashion 301.1; 710-3521; van firstname.lastname@example.org; Office Hours:
MW 9:00A-12:00 noon and by appointment.
Course materials will be posted on Blackboard.
We will be reading and discussing research papers that are downloadable through
J-Stor from any Baylor computer. We will also be reading excerpts from books available on reserve
at Moody Library.
The following are available on two-hour reserve at Moody Library:
Henry Y. Wan Jr., Economic Development in a Globalized Environment, Springer, 2005
William Easterly, The Elusive Quest for Growth, MIT Press, 2001.
Joseph E. Stiglitz, Globalization and Its Discontents, W.W. Norton, 2002.
Dani Rodrik, Has Globalization Gone Too Far?, Institute for International Economics,
Michael P. Todaro, Economic development, 7th edition, Addison Wesley, 2000.
The World Bank, World Development Report (latest issue).
United Nations Development Program, Human Development Report (latest issue).
Course grades (A, B+, B, C+, C, D, F) are based on the following allocations:
In-class writings, homeworks, and participation:
2. Exam #1 (Oct.1):
3. Exam #2 (Nov.5):
Final Exam (Dec.12, 9:00A):
Baylor University policy states that students must attend at least 75% of class meet-
ings. Failure to do so can result in a failing grade.
Students with disabilities who request academic accommodations are required
to register with the Office of Access and Learning Accommodation (OALA): 254-710-3605.