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This course builds on the course Development Economics I, although the latter is not a requirement for attending this course. The course 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 behaviour under different types of market and government failures. We will cover several active research fields in development economics, including institutions and corruption, education, health, and international trade. The course will also delve into some current debates regarding empirical methods and approaches in development economics.

  • Completion method: contact teaching
  • Schedule: can be found in Sisu
  • Study materials: can be found in MyCourses
    • To be able to access the course workspace you must have registered for the course successfully in Aalto’s Sisu
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Please register for the course in the Aalto Sisu with your Aalto username. Further instructions (link to be added here later).

    • Code: 31E16000

    • Target groups: MSc / rMSc / PhD

    • Credit points: 6

    • Code: 26011

    • Target groups: MSc / rMSc / PhD

    • Credit points: 6

    • Credit transfer: apply for substitution in Sisu

    Further instructions (link to be added here later)

    • Code: ECOM-421 (MSc) / DPE-9421 (PhD)

    • Target groups: MSc / rMSc / PhD

    • Credit points: 6

    • Credit transfer: apply for substitution in Sisu

    Further instructions (link to be added here later)

    • Please contact your supervisor/program director to be sure that the course credit can be counted towards your degree

    • Credit transfer: please apply for credit transfer according to your home university's procedures

    Further instructions (link to be added here later).

The learning outcomes of this course are to help students (i) become conversant with a number of active research areas in development economics and empirical approaches they use; (ii) be able to apply economics principles and research findings to (select) public policy issues facing developing countries today; and (iii) sharpen their academic writing skills in economics.