African Economic Development

ECON 347

This course will seek to provide students with a realistic picture of African economies and societies today, emphasizing their heterogeneity and accomplishments, as well as focusing on reasons for continued widespread poverty throughout the continent. The course develops behavioral models that can be used to explain and predict household, market, and government behaviors and outcomes. Students are expected to quickly acquire basic stylized facts and economic models, and then analyze one of the many data sets now available.


Prerequisite: ECON 201D and 208D

Curriculum Codes
  • R
  • W
  • SS
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring