This course covers some of the key topics in Development Economics. It will be taught at an introductory level.
Students will be introduced to core theories in development economics and explore their policy implications for developing countries. Topics include GDP and HDI, education policy and market equilibrium, gender discrimination, public finance, technology, labor and migration and micro-credits.
We will critically assess existing policies and discuss some of this issues with practitioners of international humanitarian aid.
The course is designed to discuss in more detail topics raised in the introductory lecture. Please try to take this course in parallel to KW1: Introductory Lecture: Development Economics
Please note: Summer term 2016 will be the last lecture I will give on this topic. I will be abroad until March 2018.