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ECON 2103 Comparative Economics in Central America (Summer: 3 )


Course Description

This course is designed as an introduction to the economics of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Nicaragua and Costa share a history of early colonization by the Spanish during the 1500s but their varied relationships with the U.S. at the end of the last century have contributed to their vastly different economic circumstances. Despite being neighbors and sharing some of the most beautiful geography in the world and similar population demographics, their economic indicators are dramatically different. This course will focus specifically on the areas of economic development, labor economics, health economics, along with the informal economy in understanding the differences between these two nations.


Instructor(s): Tracy Regan

Prerequisites: While not required, students are encouraged to have completed and passed micro principles (ECON1131) as a working knowledge of introductory microeconomics will benefit the student.

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Last Updated: 29-Sep-16