11.491[J] Economic Development and Policy Analysis

Class Info

Examines the process of economic development to understand why some countries or regions within countries have increased their incomes and reduced their poverty faster than others. Economic development is treated as a process of learning, as countries weigh theories and role models as guides for policy formulation and institution building. Historical and empirical examination of three role models for development/underdevelopment, as formulated by the Third World's new intelligentsia that emerged after de-colonization: the OPEC development role model, the East Asian role model, and the Brazilian role model.

This class has 11.701 as a prerequisite.

11.491[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by Staff.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Fall 2010 Subject Evaluations, 11.491[J] was rated 6.5 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Economic Development, Policy Analysis, and Industrialization site.

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