societies are poor while others are rich? Why is prosperity
few areas of the globe, as you can see here?
How come that we
such a situation in just a few centuries, since not long ago most human
communities were more or less in the same state of (under)development? This course is an introduction to the classic
debate on the
sources and factors of prosperity, with a focus on the theories and
for development promotion, as they were formalized after WWII. The last
discusses the specific case of the former communist countries after
course is an introduction to local government issues in 10 steps. It is
description of institutions, but an overview of the logic of local
functioning, centered in the process of decentralization. The course
heavily on case studies
in-class practical applications, such as the local tax simulations and
investment analysis. All the bibliography and teaching materials are
to the registered students at the beginning of the course on a CD.