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Fall 2017
Jan 20, 2018
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MSFS 613 - Comparative Regional Econ Devt
The main objective of this course is to help develop and hone the skills needed to diagnose a country’s major development constraints or challenges and provide realistic policy advice. The course seeks to achieve this goal by providing students with an international comparative perspective on the key development issues facing countries throughout the developing world. The course is organized around five regional segments or modules corresponding to the world’s major developing areas or regions: 
(i) East Asia; (ii) South Asia; (iii) Sub-Saharan Africa; (iv) Latin America; and (v) the Middle East and North Africa. Under each module, a set of two or three leading development issues are analyzed. 
These issues are selected with a view to analyzing a particular issue in the context of a region in which that issue is most prominent or challenging. The intention, therefore, is to present each major development issue in stark relief and encourage comparisons and contrasts across regions and countries where appropriate. For example, equity and distributional issues and macroeconomic stabilization are examined against the backdrop of Latin America where these issues have been particularly acute, while economic stagnation, how to initiate and sustain economic growth and aid effectiveness are analyzed in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa. Similarly, how to make growth more pro-poor is studied in South Asia, and the challenges of rebalancing growth, raising productivity and moving up the global value chain are examined in East Asia. Finally, resource management and governance issues related to changing the role and functions of the state are investigated in the oil-rich countries of the Middle East and North Africa. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Juris Doctor
Schedule Types: Seminar

MS in Foreign Service Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Juris Doctor
      MN or MC Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Arab Studies
      Asian Studies
      Eurasian, Russian, E Euro Stud
      Foreign Service
      German and European Studies
      Global Human Development
      Latin American Studies
      Law/Arab Studies
      Law/Foreign Service
      Law/Security Studies
      Russian & East European Stud
      Security Studies

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