Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 1 session / week, 3 hours / session

Course Overview

This course examines the process of economic development in latecomer countries with a focus on industrialization, the heart of modern economic growth. It analyzes countries with pre-World War II manufacturing experience (China, India, Turkey, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico).


Grades are based on:

Take-Home Final 40
Final Paper 30
Classroom Participation 30

This course is designed to operate as a seminar.

The text for the course is: Amsden, A. H. The Rise of “The Rest”: Challenges to the West from Late-Industrializing Economies. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780195170597.