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Leigh Linden

Associate Professor Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Leigh Linden

Contact

  • Phone: 512-475-8556
  • Office: BRB 2.156
  • Office Hours: Fri 3:30-4:30 by appt. All appointments should be made using the link to his external web page.

Biography

Leigh L. Linden is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin with a joint appointment in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Working in the fields of development economics and economics of education, he explores the role of education in the microeconomic foundations of poverty. He focuses on understanding both the education production process and the family decision problems that determine the allocation of educational opportunities within the household. Methodologically, he specializes in the use of large-scale randomized controlled trials. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Applied Economic Journal: Applied Economics. It has also been featured in several popular press publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, The Financial Times, and The Christian Science Monitor. He is affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). He earned a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004 and received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997.

ECO 333K • Development Economics

34525 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm UTC 3.132
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INTRODUCTION TO THEORIES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; DISCUSSION OF LEADING ISSUES. ASIAN STUDIES 361 (TOPIC 21: DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS) AND ECONOMICS 333K MAY NOT BOTH BE COUNTED.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 420K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

Development economics focuses on the economic aspects of the developing world. The big question for development economics and this course is: What economic polices can bring about an improvement in the lives of the world's poor? This is a very complex question. Economics gives us a framework to think about these issues analytically. The first part of the course will cover macroeconomic growth theories, where we focus on identifying the major determinants of growth. The second part will focus on development and asks the question why might these factors of growth be different across countries? The topics covered will include the effects of investment, education, population, credit markets and technological change. The goal of this course is to equip you with the tools to think about issues related to growth and development analytically

ECO 333K • Development Economics

34526 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm UTC 4.124
(also listed as URB 351 )
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INTRODUCTION TO THEORIES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; DISCUSSION OF LEADING ISSUES. ASIAN STUDIES 361 (TOPIC 21: DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS) AND ECONOMICS 333K MAY NOT BOTH BE COUNTED.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 420K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

Development economics focuses on the economic aspects of the developing world. The big question for development economics and this course is: What economic polices can bring about an improvement in the lives of the world's poor? This is a very complex question. Economics gives us a framework to think about these issues analytically. The first part of the course will cover macroeconomic growth theories, where we focus on identifying the major determinants of growth. The second part will focus on development and asks the question why might these factors of growth be different across countries? The topics covered will include the effects of investment, education, population, credit markets and technological change. The goal of this course is to equip you with the tools to think about issues related to growth and development analytically

ECO 333K • Development Economics

34565 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm UTC 3.132
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INTRODUCTION TO THEORIES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; DISCUSSION OF LEADING ISSUES. ASIAN STUDIES 361 (TOPIC 21: DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS) AND ECONOMICS 333K MAY NOT BOTH BE COUNTED.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 420K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

Development economics focuses on the economic aspects of the developing world. The big question for development economics and this course is: What economic polices can bring about an improvement in the lives of the world's poor? This is a very complex question. Economics gives us a framework to think about these issues analytically. The first part of the course will cover macroeconomic growth theories, where we focus on identifying the major determinants of growth. The second part will focus on development and asks the question why might these factors of growth be different across countries? The topics covered will include the effects of investment, education, population, credit markets and technological change. The goal of this course is to equip you with the tools to think about issues related to growth and development analytically

ECO 333K • Development Economics

34362 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm UTC 3.122
(also listed as LAS 355 )
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INTRODUCTION TO THEORIES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; DISCUSSION OF LEADING ISSUES. ASIAN STUDIES 361 (TOPIC 21: DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS) AND ECONOMICS 333K MAY NOT BOTH BE COUNTED.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 420K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

Development economics focuses on the economic aspects of the developing world. The big question for development economics and this course is: What economic polices can bring about an improvement in the lives of the world's poor? This is a very complex question. Economics gives us a framework to think about these issues analytically. The first part of the course will cover macroeconomic growth theories, where we focus on identifying the major determinants of growth. The second part will focus on development and asks the question why might these factors of growth be different across countries? The topics covered will include the effects of investment, education, population, credit markets and technological change. The goal of this course is to equip you with the tools to think about issues related to growth and development analytically

ECO 333K • Development Economics

34265 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm UTC 3.132
(also listed as URB 351 )
show description

INTRODUCTION TO THEORIES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; DISCUSSION OF LEADING ISSUES. ASIAN STUDIES 361 (TOPIC 21: DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS) AND ECONOMICS 333K MAY NOT BOTH BE COUNTED.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 420K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

Development economics describes a body of research that explores economic issues within the context of developing countries.  This includes issues macroeconomic topics such as growth, income inequality between and within countries, and monetary policy as well as microeconomic topics such as employment, health, education, and environmental problems. This course will cover a broad range of topics but will focus on microeconomic issues. The goal of the course is to familiarize students with the most pressing issues within development economics and to provide an introduction into current research aimed at resolving them.

ECO 333K • Development Economics

34170 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm UTC 3.132
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INTRODUCTION TO THEORIES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; DISCUSSION OF LEADING ISSUES. ASIAN STUDIES 361 (TOPIC 21: DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS) AND ECONOMICS 333K MAY NOT BOTH BE COUNTED.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 420K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

Development economics focuses on the economic aspects of the developing world. The big question for development economics and this course is: What economic polices can bring about an improvement in the lives of the world's poor? This is a very complex question. Economics gives us a framework to think about these issues analytically. The first part of the course will cover macroeconomic growth theories, where we focus on identifying the major determinants of growth. The second part will focus on development and asks the question why might these factors of growth be different across countries? The topics covered will include the effects of investment, education, population, credit markets and technological change. The goal of this course is to equip you with the tools to think about issues related to growth and development analytically

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