ECON 361
Political Economy and Economic Development Fall 2014
Division II
Cross-listed ECON 361 / ECON 524
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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.
The Class: Format: lecture/discussion
Limit: 25
Expected: 25
Class#: 1991
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: problem sets, quizzes, presentation, final exam
Prerequisites: ECON 110 and 255 or permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preferences: junior and senior majors
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ECON 361 Division II ECON 524 Division II
Attributes: POEC Comparative POEC/Public Policy Courses

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