ECON 361
Political Economy and Economic Development Spring 2016 Division II; Cross-listed as ECON524 / ECON361
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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: Type: lecture/discussion
Limit: 25
Expected: 25
Class#: 3474
Requirements/Evaluation: problem sets, quizzes, presentation, final exam
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
Prerequisites: ECON 110 and (ECON 255 or STAT 346) or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: junior and senior majors
Distributions: Division II;
Attributes: POEC Comparative POEC/Public Policy Courses

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