Dates: 8 - 26 July, 2013
Development has been one of the most lively and thought provoking areas in Economics. Over the past two decades there have been advances in econometric methods and economic theory, which have allowed Development Economics to reformulate some age-old questions. This course will introduce you to these advances and give you a feel of the lively and stimulating debate that has ensued.
This course will take you through an exciting journey that will acquaint you with new ideas and new ways of answering fundamental questions about economic development. These are the very ideas that have enriched our understanding of the processes that ultimately engender economic development. The course has a broad reach and is relevant as an introduction to the subject for continuing students as well as to people who work in the world of policy and business. It is designed to equip you with the theoretical and applied tools that will allow you to analyse the problems faced by deprived communities across the world in a systematic and analytical way.
Topics to be covered include:
■ The Neo-classical and Endogenous Growth Theories
■ Education and Human Capital
■ Role of Institutions in Development
■ Credit, Saving and Insurance
■ Property Rights and Investment Incentives
■ Land Redistribution
■ Role of Media and Policy in Development
■ Social Networks and Social Capital
■ Role Regulation in Development
■ Poverty, Under-nutrition & Intra-household Resource Allocation
■ Decentralisation of Public Goods Provisions
The course will explore twelve important topics in the field of Economic Development. We will devote a lecture and a class to each topic. Each lecture would be based on a set of readings and is intended to give you an overview of the topic as well as acquaint you with current research in the area. Each class focuses on a particular journal article and is designed to help you to explore the topic in greater detail.
Text. The main reference text for the course:
D. Ray, Development Economics, Princeton University Press (1998).
Lectures: 36 hours Classes: 12 hours
Assessment: Two written examination
Contenido del curso: 12 horas de clase semanales por las mañanas y conferencias y seminarios por las tardes en función del curso elegido.
Precio total: 3.980 €