Courses

SPI 562C
Economic Analysis of Development (Advanced)
Considers theories and evidence to explain processes of economic development; examines theories of economic growth, and the two-way links between development and poverty, inequality, social institutions, and the family.  Policy debates on education, health, and social policy, and governmental and international aid are also covered.

Prerequisites and Restrictions: SPI 507C & 511C

Other Requirements: SPIA Graduate Students Only

 

SPI 564/POP 564
Poverty, Inequality and Health in the World
About well-being throughout the world, with focus on income and health. Explores what happened to poverty, inequality, and health, in the US, and internationally. Discusses conceptual foundations of national and global measures of inequality, poverty, and health; construction of measures, and extent to which they can be trusted; relationship between globalization, poverty, and health, historically and currently. Examines links between health and income, and why poor people are less healthy and live less long than rich people.

Prerequisites and Restrictions: SPI 507 & 511. Please see instructor to apply for enrollment. ENROLLMENT BY APPLICATION OR INTERVIEW. DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION REQUIRED.

Other Requirements: SPIA Graduate Students Only