PED-100: Economic Development Policy

Semester: Spring

Credit: 1.0



Day Time Location
First Day 1/27
Meet Day T/Th 1:10 PM - 2:40 PM STARR


This course provides the analytical tools for economic policymaking in developing countries. We present major policy approaches in the developing world today and the empirical evidence for their effectiveness. We discuss specific cases worldwide to learn which policies have worked, which ones have not, and how a rigorous evaluation of these experiences can inform the design of better economic development policies in the future. The course is organized around four main themes: (1) Economic Growth (Inequality, Structural Changes and Development Strategies); (2) Human Development (Population Growth, Health, Education, and Culture); (3) Markets Institutions (Private Sector Development, Credit Market, Urban and Rural Development), (4) Government effectiveness (Corruption, Conflict, Political, Legal and Fiscal Institutions).