Introduction to Economic Growth and Development
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Introduction to Economic Growth and Development is a free online course that helps you explore vital aspects of the workings of global economic systems and the models of modern economic growth. This course will help you gain a background knowledge of basic economic concepts, theories of economic development, and globalization effects on economies. First, you will be introduced to the basic concepts of economic growth and development as well as personal income concepts.
Next, you will study the structural features of developed and developing countries including the World Bank’s country classification by income. Then, you will learn about the Global North and Global South socio-economic divide and paradigms in international poverty discourse. You will also analyze various indicators of economic development from the summary findings of the Human Development Report of 1990. Finally, you will discuss the models of modern economic growth and theories of economic development.
By taking this free online course from Alison, you will gain essential knowledge of global economic controversies and various economic growth and development models. This learner-friendly course will be of interest to students, researchers, economic analysts, and anyone with an interest in economic models and global economic systems. Enroll for this course today and give your knowledge of economic development and growth a boost!Start Course Now
Basic Concepts and Contemporary Issues
Basic Concepts and Contemporary Issues - Learning Outcomes
Concepts of Economic Growth and Development
Structural Features of Developed and Underdeveloped Countries
The Global North and South Divide
Economic Development Indices
Modern Economic Growth
Basic Concepts and Contemporary Issues - Lesson Summary
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Distinguish the structural features of developed and developing economies
- Explain basic concepts of economic growth and development
- Summarize the structural adjustment prescriptions of the World Bank
- Discuss the discontent in globalization from the Global North-South divide
- Describe the paradigms in the international poverty discourse
- Identify the summary findings of the 1990 Human Development Report
- Indicate various indices of economic development
- Recall the six characteristics of modern economic growth
- Outline various theories of economic development
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