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ECON 980S - The Historical Origins of Middle Eastern Development or return to Course Catalog Search

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Faculty of Arts and SciencesEconomicsEric Chaney
TermDay and TimeLocation
Fall 2017-2018  (show academic calendar)W   1:00 p.m. - 2:59 p.m.Science Ctr 105 (FAS)
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level

Middle Eastern countries enjoyed world economic leadership during the Middle Ages, and continue to play an important role in the world economy. This course will explore the historical development of Middle Eastern economies. Topics include the effects of colonialism, natural resource endowments and religion on economic growth. The course will emphasize how these and other historical factors continue to influence development prospects in the region today. This is a junior tutorial.

Recommended: Ec 1010a and 1010b (or 1011a and 1011b), one of stats 100, 104 or 110, and Ec 1123 or 1126 (or concurrent enrollment in 1123 or 1126).

Exam Group

Cross Registration
Eligible for cross-registration
With permission of instructor/subject to availability

MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.