11.491J Economic Development and Policy Analysis


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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.

11.491J will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by Staff.

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

In the Fall 2010 Subject Evaluations, 11.491J was rated 6.5 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT OpenCourseWare site.

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