ECON 524 Spring 2014 Political Economy and Economic Development

Cross Listed as ECON361
This course is intended as an introduction to the newly emerging field of political economy of institutions and development. Key questions of interest include how voters behave and how this affects policy and economic outcomes; the nature, evolution and economic implication of corruption, and how it can be controlled; and the economics of conflict. The goal of the course is both to provide students of a sense of the frontier research topics in political economy in developing countries and to introduce them to the methodologies used to investigate these topics.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: problem sets, quizzes, presentation, final exam
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Prerequisites: ECON 110 and 255 or permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preference: senior majors and CDE students
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
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Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 25
Class Number: 3876
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ECON524-01(S) LEC Political Econ & Economic Devt Division 2: Social Studies Jessica E. Leight
TR 08:30 AM-09:45 AM Bronfman 103 3876
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