PED-102 Economic Development: Using Analytical Frameworks for Smart Policy Design


This semester-long course examines how economic theory and rigorous evidence can be harnessed to design development policies that respond to market and political failures in developing economies. The course builds on the analytical framework and evidence base provided in PED-101 (which is a prerequisite). Topics covered include: Policies for Productivity Growth, Policy Design for Markets in Human and Financial Capital, Governance Reform and Environmental and Climate Change Policy Design. Prerequisite: PED-101.

This course is open to MPA/ID students. Others by permission of the instructors only.

Semester: Spring

Credit: 4.0

Faculty: Lant Pritchett, Asim Khwaja

Term Start Date: January 23, 2016

Meet Day: M/W

Meet Time: 10:15am-11:30am

Location:  Littauer Building 140 (HKS)

Students must attend one of the following review sessions: Friday 1:15-2:30pm (Land) OR Friday 2:45-4:00 (Weil)