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Economic Development


Les Masters du Rizomm - FGES ( RIZOMM )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
Année 1Anglais
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Intervenant(s)Pas d'autre intervenant

    Ce cours apparaît dans les formations suivantes :
  • Faculté de Gestion, Economie & Sciences - Masters du Rizomm - Master 1 International Management - Année 1 - 3 ECTS

Pré requis

General knowledge of economics and business concepts. Good comprehension of English.

Objectifs du cours

AIMS- The aim is that students examine theories and issues, challenges and policy options relating to economic development. Lack of economic growth, poverty, inequality and the causes and consequences of population growth are discussed among others. Students will develop an awareness of socio-economic issues around the world and on their impact on development when doing business.

LEARNING OUTCOMES- At the end of the course, students will be able to:


  • Explain and theorise economic development process

  • Use concrete empirical data to assess economic development, poverty and inequalities

  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the complexities of anti-poverty policies

Contenu du cours

Chapter 1: Development economics: Theories, concepts and models

- Classical approach;

- Neoclassical approach;

- International institutions approach (World Bank, PNUD)

- Comparative analysis of approaches

Chapter 2: The real challenges for the developing countries

- The Millennium Development Goals (MDG): access to health, to education, to water;

- The new MDG

- Sustainable development;

Chapter 3: Strategies for science, technology and development in the developing countries;

- Building innovation economy;

- Building knowledge economy;

Chapter 4: The impact of the global economic crisis on developing countries

- Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Trips) issues and their impact on health, innovation, research;

- Developing countries role in the Global Governance;

- Economic, social and environmental corporate accountability in the developing countries.

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

There are 18 contact hours and students are expected to spend at least twice as much time at home for pre-readings and assignments. Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, group discussions and case studies.

Méthodes pédagogiques



    • Acemoglu, D, James A. R. 2000. “Political Losers as a Barrier to Economic Development.” American Economic Review 90 (2, May): 126–30.||
      Bell, C 1987. "Development economics," The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, v. 1, pp. 818, 825.||
      Djeflat, A. 2010, Building Science, Technology and innovation systems in Africa: experiences from the Maghreb. Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd, London.||
      Hirschman, A. 1958. The Strategy of Economic Development. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University press. , Krueger, A. O. 1974. “The Political Economy of the Rent-Seeking Society.” American Economic Review 64 (3, June): 291–303.||
      Romer, P. M. 1986. “Increasing Returns and Long-Run Growth.” Journal of Political Economy 94 (5, October): 1002–37.||
      Samuelson, P. A. 1948. “International Trade and the Equalization of Factor Prices.” Economic Journal 58 (230, June): 163–84.||
      Samuelson, W. 1985. “A Comment on the Coase Theorem.” In A. E. Roth, ed., Game-Theoretic Models of Bargaining. New York: Cambridge University Press.||
      Sen, A. 1999. Development as Freedom. New York: Knopf.

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