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DEV-101: Economic Development: Theory and Evidence (Teaching Fellow)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2022

DEV-101 is a semester-long course that evaluates theories of economic development and scrutinizes empirical evidence to understand key features of the economic development processes across countries. The course will utilize analytical frameworks, grounded in economic theory, to examine the determinants of factor accumulation by individuals, firms and societies and productivity and efficiency of resource allocation across activities and time. Drawing on empirical evidence and country illustrations, we will evaluate the relevance of these frameworks for diagnosing root causes of economic...

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Contemporary Developing Countries: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Problems (Teaching Fellow)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

What problems do developing countries face, and how can individuals contribute to solutions rather than await the largesse of the state or other actors? Intractable problems – such as lack of access to education and healthcare, forced reliance on contaminated food, deep-seated corruption – are part of the quotidian existence of the vast majority of five of the world’s seven billion people. Developing societies suffer from what we refer to as ‘institutional voids’ that make organized activities of all sorts difficult; think of the mundane but important physical infrastructure that allows...

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