EIB E241: Development Economics: Policy Analysis
This course equips students for rigorous economic analysis of development problems and policies. The first half of the course develops tools for studying the decisions, markets and institutions that shape development outcomes. The second half develops an approach to policy analysis that draws on those tools. Students apply the approach in the study of policy questions related to cash and food transfers, agricultural pricing, infrastructure, education, agricultural technology, microfinance, and health. Emphasis is on rigorous reasoning, careful synthesis of empirical evidence, and effective communication of policy analysis results. Open to students who have completed E201 or the equivalent.