PED-101: Economic Development: Theory, Evidence, and Policy Design

Instructors: Asim Khwaja, Rohini Pande, Lant Pritchett
Faculty Assistants: Amanda LaPorta (Khwaja, Pande), Harrison Muskat (Pritchett)
This course provides a graduate-level overview of the theory of, and evidence on, economic development and the design of development policy. The course will identify key features of the development process across countries, and then combine an analytical framework with rigorous empirical evidence to identify when and how public policies can enable economic growth and development.

Topics covered include: contemporary and historic features of development; household models of development and investment in human capital; economy-wide models of trade and growth; and structural transformation.

Non-MPA/ID students interested in PED-101 should register for PED-100.