Cours 2017-2018

Economic Growth & International Development [EDEVM132]

  • 4 crédits
  • 30h
  • 1er quadrimestre
Langue d'enseignement: Anglais / English

Acquis d'apprentissage

Obtain a good knowledge of the main facts and data characterizing the economic development process. Acquire a good command of the main concepts underlying the models of growth and development. Be able to discuss the role of various factors in fostering growth.


The course addresses the question of economic growth and development under two different perspectives. The first one considers the take-off process undertaken by now developed countries over the last centuries. The second one looks at a cross-section of countries and is interested in the income gaps between developed and developing countries. The two perspectives allow different approaches to the same question: why are some countries richer than others. The course has four distinct parts: 0)Introduction: Stagnation model, data on standard on living, fertility, mortality, technology and institution of the Malthusian era. 1)Malthusian world : neo-classical and endogenous growth mode. Poverty traps, data on incoming inequality and global data from the WB. 2)Modern world: from Malthus to Solow, different mechanisms of the transition: exogenous shocks, population driven transition, education driven transition and natural selection mechanisms. 3)The Transition: 4)Specific Factors: Aid,Education, population control and governance.

Langue d'enseignement

Anglais / English

Lieu de l'activité


Faculté organisatrice

Faculté des sciences économiques, sociales et de gestion
Rue de Bruxelles, 61
5000 NAMUR


Etudes de 2ème cycle