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Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Economic Growth and Development

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and NPTEL via Swayam


This course engages the student with the much debated theories of growth versus development. The decades following liberalization and globalization have been a period of very high levels of economic inequality. With the focus on issues surrounding inequality, this course will introduce students to the major ideas and theories surrounding the often used and misused concepts of economic growth and economic development. With the help of major concepts used in growth and development economics, a student taking this course will be able to participate in the debate and understand the nuances surrounding the issue of economic development.INTENDED AUDIENCE :UG and PG students of Humanities and Social Sciences, Sciences and EngineeringPREREQUISITES :NILINDUSTRY SUPPORT :NIL


Week 1: Concepts of economic growth & development; The Global North & Global South DivideWeek 2: Indices of economic development and contemporary controversies Week 3: Strategies of economic development-I Week 4: Strategies of economic development-II Week 5: Growth and Inequality Week 6: Introduction to Human Development Week 7 :Human Development Indices Week 8: MDGs, SDGs & gender budgeting

Taught by

Prof. Rajshree Bedamatta



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