This is a semester long course that provides a graduate-level overview of the theory of, and evidence on, economic development and the design of development policy. The course will identify key features of the development process across countries, and then combine an analytical framework with rigorous empirical evidence to identify when and how public policies can enable economic growth and development. Topics covered include: contemporary and historic features of development; household models of development and investment in human capital; economy-wide models of trade and growth; and structural transformation.
This course is open to MPA/ID and Economics graduate students. Others by permission of instructors only. Also offered by the Economics Dept. as Ec 2327.