PED-101Y: Economic Development: Theory, Evidence, and Policy Design

Semester: Year

Credit: 1.5

Syllabus: Click here for syllabus


Day Time Location
First Day 9/5
Meet Day M/W 10:10 AM - 11:30 AM L140
Review F 8:40 PM - 10:00 AM Land
2nd Review: Fri, 10:10-11:30, Land


This is a year 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.

Non-MPA/ID students interested in PED-101Y should register for PED-100.