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EIB E244M: Political Economy of Reform, Growth, and Equity

Course Description

This seminar explores the insights and critiques of rational political economy in explaining the determinants of reform, growth, and equity in developing countries. This approach applies tools of economic analysis to understanding political processes. In particular, the seminar will apply theories of “public choice” and collective action in explaining development policy outcomes in relevant areas including: rational delay of reform, history and institutions, the macroeconomic effects of elections, the interaction of equity, democracy, and growth, and the political economy of failed states. Students are encouraged to have completed E240. One-half credit.
Not offered AY 2017-2018, 2018-2019.