Skip over navigation

Course Offerings

Course Evaluation Results

Course Details

Fall 2013-2014
WWS 302 / ECO 359 (SA)   No Audit

International Development

Alicia Adsera

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

Reading/Writing assignments:
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.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 45%
Problem set(s) - 25%

Other Requirements:
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.

Equivalent Courses:
WWS 302, ECO 351 are considered equivalent courses and cannot be taken multiple times for credit.

Other information:
The class will use basic economic concepts: ECO 100 and ECO 101 are recommended. Enrollment in precepts will be done using SCORE.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22048 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W   Robertson Hall   001   Enrolled:48 Limit:60
24327 P01 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm M   Robertson Hall   006   Enrolled:10 Limit:15
24328 P02 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T   Bendheim Hall   215   Enrolled:12 Limit:15
24329 P03 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T   Bendheim Hall   215   Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed
24330 P04 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm T   Robertson Hall   005   Enrolled:11 Limit:15
22053 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled