INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Section: 010 Experimental Approaches to the Political Economy of Development
Term: FA 2017
Subject: International Studies (INTLSTD)
Department: LSA II: International and Comparative Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Enforced Prerequisites:
Junior standing or above.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The past two decades have seen a significant emphasis on field experimental research in the study of politics and economic development. Political scientists and economists increasingly directly intervene in the real world, randomizing the implementation of programs and policies in collaboration with governments, NGOs, and international institutions in an attempt to identify the underlying causal relationships explaining key political and economic outcomes in developing countries. This "experimental turn" has offered new answers to some core questions about the political economy of development and created opportunities for new collaborations between academics and the public and private sectors. It has also sparked controversy about both the ethics and scholarly limitations of such research.

The course surveys recent experimental research on the political economy of development. We will examine studies on corruption, electoral accountability, peace-building and ethnic conflict, the political representation of women and the poor, and the economic effects of political institutions. We will also discuss the potential pitfalls of experimental research. Readings will focus on Africa, Latin America, and South and Southeast Asia.

INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
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21876
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27960
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28040
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28929
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31703
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28665
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Tu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
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32405
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34432
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35569
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