This course examines major current issues in development economics, with a focus on how they relate to Sub-Saharan Africa. The course also emphasizes the application of econometric evaluation methods in development economics. The course is divided into two parts: I. Economic Theories and Methods, II. History, Institutions and Politics.
This course covers leading research issues in Political Economy, with a particular focus on empirical methods and econometric applications. It is taught at the level appropriate for Ph.D. students in Economics, Political Science and related fields. (Fred Finan and Ted Miguel co-taught this course.)