ECON 360 - The Developing Economies
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
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Enforced Prerequisites:
ECON 101 completed with a grade of C or better.
Advisory Prerequisites:
ECON 102 (unless ECON 101 completed with B or higher).
May not be repeated for credit.
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The goal of this course is to better understand the lives of the world’s poor. What are their lives like? Why do they remain poor? Specifically, what price distortions and market failures hinder their quest to improve their well-being? Is there scope for policy to help the world’s poor?

We do not answer these questions with anecdotes and abstract theory. Rather, we examine detailed survey data of the world’s poor, and look at policies that have been attempted and evaluated scientifically.

Topics include the roles played by agriculture and industry; education, health, employment, and migration; credit, savings and insurance; trade policies; political economy, aid, and corruption.

Required book: Understanding Poverty, A. Banerjee, R. Benabou, and D. Mookherjee, editors, Oxford University Press: March 2006.

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ECON 360 - The Developing Economies
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 0195305205
Understanding poverty, Author: edited by Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, Roland Benabou, Dilip Mookherjee., Publisher: Oxford University Press [Online-Au 2006
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