Development Economics II (31E16000)

August 12, 2019

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Method of completion: contact teaching

 

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Content:

This course builds on the course “Development Economics I: Fundamentals” (Autumn 2019). It focuses primarily on (i) empirical analysis in development economics, and (ii) how such analysis/research can be applied to real-life policy questions facing developing countries. We will study economic behavior under different types of market and government failures. We will cover a number of active research fields in development economics, including institutions, corruption, education, health, agriculture, and credit. Gender will be explored as a cross-cutting theme. The course will also delve into some current debates regarding empirical methods/approaches in development economics. Separate exercise sessions (4x2h) concentrate on hands-on micro data analysis.