Econ 780b. Economic Development and Political Economy

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This is a Ph.D. level course on topics in political economy and economic development.  The six-week, .5 credit course intensively studies empirical papers on the role of formal and informal institutions in economic development – e.g., elections, social capital, trust, central planning, famine, foreign aid and conflict.  The class will cover many papers and students will be expected to actively participate in discussion.  The prerequisites are the first-year Ph.D. level courses in mico and macro economics, and econometrics, or by instructor approval.

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