|Section Title:||Development Economics for Policymakers|
|Course:||P A 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
(previously Seminar in Topics in Public Policy)
|Day & Time:||Tuesdays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
|Waitlist Information:||For LBJ Students: UT Waitlist Information|
Description: Why are some countries rich and others poor? This is the central question that motivates our study of development economics. The course will introduce students to the economics of poverty, inequality, and growth, and will also analyze the political economy of the public policies that governments can deploy to address these issues, including redistribution, privatization, social and labor reforms, and greater participation in the global economy. Attention will be paid throughout the course on the role of institutions in shaping development trajectories. Readings will be drawn from academic and policy research and students should be comfortable with basic concepts in micro-, macro-, and international economics. Guest lectures will be invited to address the class, and students will work in groups on policy-oriented presentations.
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