LAS 286 - Econ of Latin America (CD) (4)

Economic theory and historical accounts are combined in an attempt to understand the various forces that have shaped economic development in Latin America. The first half of the course looks at historic and macroeconomic issues. We will discuss development policies ranging from the import-substituting industrialization policies of the 1950s-1970s, to the market-oriented reforms of the 1980s through the present. The second half of the course will look at microeconomic issues such as poverty, inequality, agriculture, education, and corruption. Prerequisites: ECON 101 or ECON 111 AND ECON 102 or ECON 112, or permission of the instructor.