The Indian economy has grown rapidly in the last two decades, but poverty has declined relatively slowly. Is this the persistence of long-standing historical disadvantages such as those faced by Scheduled Castes and Tribes? Does this reflect failures in policy, in areas such as trade or labor law? Or is the quality of governance, especially the level of corruption, primarily to blame? We will use the traditional theoretical and quantitative methods of an economist to consider these questions.
The Class: Type: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: five short response papers (5 pages), and empirical research project
Prerequisites: ECON 251 and 255, or equivalent, or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: junior and senior majors
Distributions: Division II;
Attributes: JLST Interdepartmental Electives; POEC Comparative POEC/Public Policy Courses