ECON 29
Infrastructure Policy in Developing Countries Winter 2023

Cross-listed ECON 51 / ECON 29

Class Details

This is a CDE winter term course, open to undergraduates as well. Students will be introduced to policy-making challenges of infrastructure, with a focus on developing countries. Students will read articles and case studies on how different countries have sought to address infrastructure challenges through policy interventions. Through these, students are expected to develop an appreciation for different elements of infrastructure policy, and how countries have succeeded — or not — in using policies to meet their objectives. The course will touch on evolving energy technologies, different transportation sectors, public-private partnerships, infrastructure financing and the impacts of climate change. Case examples will be drawn a range of from developing countries, covering Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Students are expected to participate actively in class discussions, and will write a paper and deliver a team presentation on ways in which infrastructure challenges can be approached in a country of choice.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 30
Expected: NA
Class#: 1116
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: short paper and final project or presentation
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: Preference for CDE students
Unit Notes: Bernard Sheahan has 30 years of experience in development, including leading the infrastructure practice of the World Bank's International Finance Corporation. He teaches at Georgetown and Williams, and lectures extensively at different venues.
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ECON 51 ECON 29
Attributes: STUX Winter Study Student Exploration

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