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Development Economics

  • Teacher(s): E.Esposito
  • Course given in: English
  • ECTS Credits: 6 credits
  • Schedule: Autumn Semester 2018-2019, 4.0h. course (weekly average)
  •  séances
  • site web du cours course website
  • Related programme: Master of Science (MSc) in Economics

 

Objectives

Instructors:

Elena Esposito - Johannes C. Buggle

This course intends to study economic (under)development. Students will get exposure to some of the most important debates in development economics. Moreover, they will develop familiarity with a set of econo-metric techniques widely used by researchers and development practitioners.

Contents

Using a mix of micro and macro approaches, the course will focus mainly on the topics of: i) food, ii) education, iii) health, iv) credit markets, risk and savings iv) gender and development, v) institutions and development.

To study these topics, we will identify a set of analytical frameworks, grounded in economic theory, and verify them with rigorous empirical evidence.

A part of the first 4 sessions will be dedicated to an introduction to the software Stata.

References

MAIN REFRENCE:

Banerjee, A. and E. Duflo (2011), Poor Economics; Philadephia, PA: Public Affairs.

Reading List - assigned at the start of the course.

OPTIONAL:

Ray, D. (1998), Development Economics, Princeton University Press.

Pre-requisites

Econometrics (linear regression models, panel data).

Evaluation

First attempt

Exam:
Without exam (cf. terms)  
Evaluation:

  • In-class presentation
  • Referee Report
  • Research Project

Retake

Exam:
Without exam (cf. terms)  
Evaluation:


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