Course Description: The course addresses the Latin American development process from a comparative perspective, highlighting the diversity within the region and the role that culture, traditions, and political institutions played in shaping the region's path of growth.
Section Description: Why is Latin America a relatively poor region in spite of its abundant natural resources? Why does the region have one of the most unequal distribution of income in the world, and why are there so many Hispanic immigrants in the United States? In this course we will discuss whether the roots of Latin America's relative underdevelopment lie in its colonial experience, in subsequent foreign intervention, or in misguided domestic economic policies. We will also learn about the benefits and challenges that the most recent wave of globalization poses to the more than 500 million Latin Americans. In the process of addressing these questions, students will be introduced to a number of economic theories central to the analysis of the development process.
|TR||10:05 - 11:20||OLD MILL 221|
Instructor(s): Catalina M Vizcarra
Meeting Dates: 16 Jan 2018 - 04 May 2018