This course investigates why some nations are rich while other nations are poor. Its goal is to provide you with a framework for exploring this question and to examine “answers” that economists have offered in response to it. A second aim of this course is to help you develop the skills required to generate original research in the field of development economics. Towards this end, you will internalize important prevailing strands in the existing literature and work on developing, organizing, and conveying original insights that build on these ideas through written work.
*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.
Weekly two-hour lecture/seminar sessions
Module assessment - more information
6000-word essay (100%)