DPP 902 (1ON) - Economic Analysis for Development

Economic Analysis

Credits: 3.0
Term: Fall 2020 - Full Term (08/31/2020 - 12/11/2020)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 14916
This course provides the practitioner with tools of economic analysis that are necessary for effective community development practice. Drawing upon principles of macroeconomics, the course explores how markets, property rights, political institutions, government policies, environmental conditions and cultural values interact to produce development outcomes.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Only listed majors in section: COM DEV PLC PRT, DEV PLICY PRCT
Attributes: Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/31/2020 12/11/2020 Hours Arranged ONLINE
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This course provides tools and concepts from the field of economics (mostly microeconomics) that participants can apply to their work in community development.  Topics we will touch on include consumer choice theory, the theory of efficient markets, theories of market failure, behavioral economics, game theory, economic base theory, cost-benefit analysis, and economic inequality.  For each of these topics, we will examine how these concepts can inform community development practitioners as they develop and implement strategies to improve people’s lives and communities.  We will also explore various techniques for working with data and conducting empirical research to support community development strategy development.  The course is not a complete overview of the field of economics or even a complete introductory course in microeconomics or econometrics.  Rather, it seeks to show how “thinking like an economist” can yield insights to support community development practitioners in their work.  No previous coursework in economics is required, and no advanced skills in mathematics are required beyond basic high-school algebra.

Course meets over ZOOM on Wednesdays, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, every two weeks starting Wednesday September 9.


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