Development Economics: Theory, Evidence, and Policy
This course studies the past, present and future of economic development. We begin by briefly learning about patterns of economic development through time and across countries. We then study a selection of specific development policy challenges chosen from conflict, education, health, governance, infrastructure, international aid, labor markets, and trade. We emphasize learning the tools that economists use to study economic development: statistical analysis of large datasets, economic models, and historical case studies. Paired with Econ 442; Will require that graduate students complete additional assignments.