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ECON 385: Economic Development


Course Description: This course focuses current problems of developing countries, theories of economic development, measurement and prediction of economics performance of developing countries, alternative policies and reforms required for satisfying basic needs of Third World countries, inter-relationships between industrialized countries and the developing countries, including foreign aid.

Instructor: Ebby Luvaga (

Office: 174A Heady Hall Office Phone: 515-294-5765

Librarian: Jeff Kushkowski ( - PLEASE put Economics 385 in the subject line)

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