Development Economics (Microeconomic Issues and Policy Models) OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Grad-Level Class on Development Economics

Published Jan 31, 2009

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This free OpenCourseWare fulfills the requirement for a Ph.D. in Development Economics for both Harvard and MIT. The 'Development Economics: Microeconomic Issues and Policy Models' course covers a wide variety of topics dealing primarily with microeconomic issues in developing countries. Issues considered include agricultural policies, gender bias and government economic failures. Graduate students interested in economic issues in devloping countries should consider taking this course.

Development Economics: Microeconomic Issues and Policy Models: Course Specifics

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Development Economics: Microeconomic Issues and Policy Models: Course Description

This free graduate-level course will appeal to business professionals, human rights activists, economists, graduate students studying Economics and those with a general interest in global economics. The course focuses on the study of developing countries in Asia, Southeast Asia and India. Students will study a variety of topics related to the region, including peasant behavior, health, nutrition, credit and insurance problems and institutions and government failures. This 16 lecture course is taught by a team of MIT instructors, including Professors Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer. Students are encouraged to purchase three textbooks to help them get the most out of the course.

The downloadable materials for this OpenCourseWare include lecture notes, homework assignments, a list of recommended readings and more.If you're interested in taking this free graduate-level economics course, visit the microeconomic issues and policy models page.

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