This course examines what factors help to explain why some countries are rich and others poor and whether economic policies can affect these outcomes. We will study key aspects of life for poor households in the developing world, such as inequality, gender, and the intra-household division of resources; education; child labor; health; savings and credit; institutions; and globalization. Students will study recent research in the field and examine empirical evidence on these topics.
Max Enrollment: 20
Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 203.
Distribution Requirements: SBA - Social and Behavioral Analysis
Typical Periods Offered: Fall
Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall