Focuses on long-term aspects of economic development in Canada and the United States placed within the context of the international economy. The course centers on trends in population, income, and their distribution, and examines the processes which brought them about. Included in this analysis is an examination of Rostow's take-off thesis, the staples theory, and the growth accounting approach. Also included are such prominent issues as the roles of transportation, government intervention, migration and land settlement.
This course is not currently offered.