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ECON 490 L3 - Topics in Economics - Economic Developmt & Migration

Campus: Urbana-Champaign

Description:

Special topics in advanced economics within a variety of areas. See course schedule for topics. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 9 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: ECON 202; ECON 302 or ECON 303; MATH 220 or MATH 221 or other Calculus course. Some topics may require additional prerequisites, read the section text for each topic.

Special Instructions:

This class deals with the inter-relationships between economic development and migration. After introducing the basic concepts of poverty and inequality, between as well as within countries, this course focuses on the role that migration and population growth play in the process of economic development. The causes of migration and its consequences are examined at national and international levels together with their policy implications, including those related to urbanization, brain drain, and labor market impacts of immigration. A range of migration forms is discussed, including international and internal migration, permanent and temporary migration, legal and illegal migration, as well as forced migration and refugees.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall


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