Development Economics, Developing Countries
For this paper, you will choose a developing country and describe its general growth and development experience (based on the literature and data). You may want to discuss its economic growth and/or relevant political, social, demographic, environmental, and institutional factors. While you may discuss certain historical factors that are relevant to the country’s growth and development experience, please remember that this is NOT a history paper. In other words, your focus should be on the components of growth and development that are relevant and important to your chosen country. Good papers will include some sort of thesis sentence and argument. For example, a thesis sentence for this first paper might be, “Although Argentina used to be one of the richest countries in the world, its development experience over the past century has been largely negative”. Or, “The United Arab Emirates has recently been experiencing growth without development.” Like all good papers, I expect you to cite some relevant, credible literature. The full source citations should appear at the end of the paper. In addition, whenever you write any sentence in the paper that has information taken from one of your sources, you must include a citation at the end of the sentence. For example: (Peters, 2011). Your paper should be about 3 pages. Use a standard font (such as Times New Roman 12pt font). I will deduct points from your grade for any paper over 4 pages. Clear and concise writing is an extremely difficult skill to master, but it is a valuable one

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