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This guide has been compiled to support students in their course work for Economic Development in Asia (ECON118).

This guide is maintained by Melody Chin


Course Guide

This course will provide an introduction to the developmental challenges in Asia. The course will begin with introducing the distinction between concepts of economic growth and development. The course will have a strong emphasis on understanding the lives of the poor. We will attempt to diagnose the causes of poverty by analysing its components such as lack of sufficient access to education, healthcare, nutrition, credit, and insurance and study how these can cause the persistence of poverty. We will look at issues related to family, gender and demography and discuss how the lessons we learn should help shape development policy. The end of each lecture will comprise of a discussion on the policy implications emerging from the material we have studied. 

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