Economics of Rural Development

Duration Time 13 weeks
Certificate yes
Lessons 0
Course features
Compulsory Course
Credits : 5
RE&D Department
Lecture Hours : 5
Lab Hours : 0
Spring Semester
Assistant Professor
His research interests include regional economics, quantitative methods in regional development, rural development, design and implementation of regional development policies, productivity and environment.
His research interests are in the areas of development economics, rural development, input-output analysis, and the application of new quantitative methods to investigate the impact of economic policies on rural development, economic convergence, and income distribution.
Course Content

The course aims at offering to students the knowledge and learning experience, which will allow them to understand the basic mechanisms and process of rural development, as well as the different approaches behind rural development policies.

Students should learn how the process of economic development affects agriculture and the rural space in general. The transformation of rural space, the development of non-agricultural activities, the relationship of rural economy with the rest, the new technologies and international transactions, are subjects for which the students should have and adequate level of knowledge at the end of the course. They should be able also to use this knowledge and their critical thinking to understand and analyze the changes occurring in rural areas, in different cases. They should have a good understanding of rural policies and their logic, which will enable them to evaluate these policies and their instruments as well. Students should know also how statistical and other quantitative methods, taught at their academic program, can help them to use available data and derive conclusions.

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