WWS 302 / ECO 359 (SA) No Audit
This course will focus on less developed countries and will consider topics such as economic growth and personal well-being; economic inequality and poverty; intra-household resource allocation and gender inequality; fertility and population change, credit markets and microfinance; labor markets and trade policy. The course will tackle these issues both theoretically and empirically.
Sample reading list:
Debraj Ray, Development Economics
Geral Meier and James Rauch (eds), Leading Issues in Economic Development
William Easterly, The Elusive Quest for Growth
A. Banarjee, R. Benabou (eds), Understanding Poverty
Solokoff, K.S. and Engerman, S., Institutions, Factor Endowments, and Paths of Development
World Bank Policy Research Report, Engineering Development through Gender Equality
Approximately 100-120 pages of reading per week are expected. The assignments include a midterm and a final examination, and a series of homework assignments that include a critical report of one of the papers from the readings assigned in class.
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 45%
Problem set(s) - 25%
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.
WWS 302, ECO 351 are considered equivalent courses and cannot be taken multiple times for credit.
The class will use basic economic concepts: ECO 100 and ECO 101 are recommended. Enrollment in precepts will be done using SCORE.
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