ECON-622 Development Economics
Spring for 2017-2018
The purpose of this course is to provide you with a basic understanding of a number of important concepts and theories in the literature on economic development. Topics to be covered include: Coordination failure and history dependence; Inequality; Rural credit markets; Insurance; Savings and other protections from risk; Land; and Institution, geography and political economy. The strongest emphasis will be placed on a firm grasp of the conceptual issues involved, but empirical papers and case studies will be discussed.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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