This course aims to expose students to the vast field of developmental economics and how it can be used to improve the living standards of people. It is designed to include some of the immediate problems caused by COVID-19 and how economic solutions can help the people most affected. It will help students engage in some of the most important debates around the world.
Key takeaways from this course are:
- Introduction to the vast field of developmental economics
- Learning the basic concepts related to Unemployment, Poverty and Inequality
- Learning how to use economic models for the most vulnerable sections of society
- Understanding the importance of investment in Human Development
- Enabling the students to engage and come up with solutions to solve the development puzzle
This program consists of 15 hours of Online Synchronous Learning & 15 hours of Assignments & Asynchronous Learning.
The facilitator, Prasham Kothari completed his undergraduate degree in Economics and Management with a First Class, he then pursued a Master’s in Public and Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has worked on government and NGO projects on economic research and policy implementation. He believes that economics has many applications in everyday life and can be used to improve your life and the lives of people around you and has innumerable social benefits.