PED-319: Development Economics II: Macroeconomic Issues

Semester: Spring

Credit: 1.0

Syllabus: Click here for syllabus


Day Time Location
First Day 1/27
Meet Day M/W 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM FAS


Part I of the course will cover macro-economic topics including aggregative and non-aggregative growth models, models of technology diffusion and choice, and population growth, as well as cultural factors (e.g. reputation, trust, and social norms) affecting economic development. Part II will be a selection of topics related to economic growth, among them club convergence, trade, competition, volatility, education, health, and the environment. Part III of the course is intended to bring students to the forefront of research on finance in emerging markets. Topics covered will include: the relationship between financial development and economic growth, consumer finance; small and medium enterprise finance; debt and equity markets; the role of management and corporate governance; the political economy of finance, and corruption.

Also offered by the Economics Department as Ec 2390c. Open to PhD students.