Classes

DEV 101: Economic Development: Theory, Evidence, and Policy Design

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2018

DEV-101 is a semester-long course that evaluates theories of economic (under)development with a focus on political economy. It scrutinizes empirical evidence to understand key features of the economic and political development processes across countries. To do so, the course will utilize analytical frameworks, grounded in economic theory, that examine the determinants of factor accumulation by individuals, firms and societies. Drawing on empirical evidence on individual and societal behavior, we will evaluate the relevance of these frameworks for diagnosing root causes of economic...

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