Arvind Subramanian

Visiting Lecturer in Public Policy
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Taubman Bldg 444


This course will study the broader development performance of developing countries after World War II, essentially trying to understand why some countries became rich and others not. It will present the broad trends on growth, poverty, inequality, and social development.  It will examine cross-country patterns as well as the proximate and deeper causes of economic growth, including the role of macro-economic policies, globalization, institutions, conflict, foreign aid, natural resources, and climate change. There will be a module to understand the performance of China and India, the world's two largest countries with unusual development trajectories.