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EIB E241: Development Economics: Policy Analysis

Course Description

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.

Course faculty: Julie Schaffner
Course duration: Full semester
Credits/Units: 3.0

Fall 2018

Faculty: Julie Schaffner
Room: Mugar 231
Day(s): Monday, Wednesday
Time: 11:05 am - 12:20 pm
SIS number: 84228

Final Exam

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Fall 2019

Faculty: Julie Schaffner
Room: Mugar 231
Day(s): Tuesday, Thursday
Time: 11:05 am - 12:20 pm

Final Exam

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