DHP P238/ILO L238: Technology, Development, and Regulation
A so-called 'digital revolution' is beginning to sweep across the developing world. This revolution is creating new innovations in manufacturing, payment systems, agriculture, transport, and other sectors. There is great demand for policymakers and advisors who can design regulation, policies and other rules to effectively regulate these innovations into the 21st century. This course aims to assist students to take a leading role in designing such rules.
Many of these innovations are so new that we cannot copy and paste regulatory solutions from developed countries. Instead, 'new thinking' is required. This course will teach students about different regulatory approaches in relation to these new innovations. Students will learn about regulatory theory and how it interrelates with technology and international development. Students will be better placed to assume leadership roles in the increasingly digitized 21st century world, particularly in developing and emerging economies.