PED-101: Economic Development: Theory and Evidence

Semester: Fall

Credit: 1.0


Day Time Location
First Day 9/4
Meet Day T/Th 10:10 AM - 11:30 AM L230
Review F 1:10 PM - 2:30 PM L130
2nd Review: Fri, 2:40-4:00, L130


This semester long course provides a graduate-level overview of the theory of, and evidence on, economic development. 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 economic growth and development occurs. 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 requires multivariate calculus and a basic understanding of statistical methods, micro and macroeconomics. Students taking these courses concurrently should seek the instructors' permission.

This course is open to MPA/ID students. Others by permission of the instructors only.  Also offered by the Economics Department as Ec 2326.