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. Seminar version of Economics 442. Prerequisite: Economics 201D and (204D or 208D).


Prerequisite: Economics 201D and either Economics 204D or 208D

Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • R
  • SS
Typically Offered