ECON241 / LAST241
Poverty and Inequality in Latin America

The course provides a survey of economic development in Latin America, emphasizing issues related to the reduction of poverty and inequality. The first part of the course explores the economic history of the region, including twentieth-century policies designed to promote growth and industrialization; the 1980s debt crisis; and subsequent episodes of economic reform and crisis. The second part of the course acquaints students with evaluations of education, health, and welfare policies that are designed to alleviate poverty and inequality in Latin America.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 25

Crosslisted Courses:

Prerequisites: ECON 101. ECON 103 (or equivalent) recommended.

Instructor: McEwan

Distribution Requirements: SBA - Social and Behavioral Analysis

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall

Notes: Ann E. Maurer '51 Speaking Intensive Course.