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Reading economics : the role of mainstream economics in international development studies today

Jerven, Morten LU (2013) In Canadian Journal of Development Studies 34(3). p.431-440
Abstract
What is the role of the economics discipline in teaching and studying international development today? This paper draws upon experiences of teaching and reading economics with students in interdisciplinary international development studies. The main conclusion is that economic literacy is a key ingredient in development studies. This paper discusses different interpretations of what economic literacy may entail and why this literacy is important. The conclusion suggests a number of paths to achieve the necessary level of understanding.
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international development studies, economics, methodology, teaching
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Higher Education
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Canadian Journal of Development Studies
volume
34
issue
3
pages
10 pages
publisher
Taylor & Francis
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  • scopus:84885362178
ISSN
0225-5189
DOI
10.1080/02255189.2013.809333
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English
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  abstract     = {What is the role of the economics discipline in teaching and studying international development today? This paper draws upon experiences of teaching and reading economics with students in interdisciplinary international development studies. The main conclusion is that economic literacy is a key ingredient in development studies. This paper discusses different interpretations of what economic literacy may entail and why this literacy is important. The conclusion suggests a number of paths to achieve the necessary level of understanding.},
  author       = {Jerven, Morten},
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  keyword      = {international development studies,economics,methodology,teaching},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {431--440},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Canadian Journal of Development Studies},
  title        = {Reading economics : the role of mainstream economics in international development studies today},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02255189.2013.809333},
  volume       = {34},
  year         = {2013},
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