AGEC 408/608 is intended to expose students to the economic models of conflict and development; dynamic socio-political models of conflict; conflict and vulnerable groups; quantitative techniques and methods in conflict and development research; interaction between poverty, natural resources and conflict in developing countries; role of multilateral, bilateral, and strategic stakeholders in conflict resolution and promotion of economic development. Classroom sessions will include an introductory lecture to each topic, followed by in-depth discussions between students and instructors. There will be occasional guest lecturers to share firsthand experience.
This is a "stacked" course designed for both undergraduate and graduate students. However, the two groups have slightly different requirements. It is reading intensive, comprising journal articles complemented by 3 hours/week of lecture and discussion, and some guest speakers. Students are required to write seven analytical essays and complete two cumulative written exams. This course is taught during the fall semester.
For more information, contact the course instructors, Dr. Edwin Price or Dr. Shahriar Kibriya.