Courses

Ec 1393 Poverty and Development (Spring 2018)

The course is intended to not only provide a general overview of the dominant views about economic development and policy, but to also provide students a sense of the most recent research in the field. For this reason, the course will go beyond the usual textbook summary of the field. Students will also examine recent journal articles that have made important contributions to the field of development economics. In the course, a particular effort is made to link the theories and empirical evidence to the real world.

Ec 2325 Comparative Historical Economic Development (Spring 2018)

The course examines the historical origins of differences in the economic and social development of societies. Participants discuss recent research in the field and present their own work in progress.

Ec 2332 Early Stage Research and Discussions on Economic Development (Full Year 2017-2018)

Participants discuss recent research in economic development and present their own work in progress. Popularly known as the Development Tea. Primarily, but not exclusively, for doctoral students in economics who have passed their oral examinations.

Ec 2394 Political Economy and Culture (Full Year 2017- 2018)

The course is intended for students interested in research within the field of political economy or cultural economics, both broadly defined. Participants discuss research papers presented by scholars at Harvard and from elsewhere. They also present their own work in progress. Students must complete both terms of this course (parts A and B) within the same academic year in order to receive credit.

Ec 2339 Research in Economic History (Full Year 2017-2018)

Participants discuss recent research in economic history and present their own work in progress. Students must complete both terms of this course (parts A and B) within the same academic year in order to receive credit. Primarily, but not exclusively, for doctoral students in economics who have passed their oral examinations. Popularly known as The History Tea.

Ec 3336hf Economic History Workshop (Full Year 2017-2018)


Intended for students writing dissertations related to economic history themes and/or methodology and for others with interests in economic history. Discusses research papers presented by scholars at Harvard and elsewhere. Students must complete both parts of this course (parts A and B) within the same academic year in order to receive credit.