14.73 The Challenge of World Poverty


Class Info

Designed for students who are interested in the challenge posed by massive and persistent world poverty. Examines extreme poverty over time to see if it is no longer a threat, why some countries grow fast and others fall further behind, if growth or foreign aid help the poor, what we can do about corruption, if markets or NGOs should be left to deal with poverty, where to intervene, and how to deal with the disease burden and improve schools.

This class has no prerequisites.

14.73 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by N. Lane and F. Schilbach.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in E52-164.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S. This class counts as a CI-H.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the The Challenge of World Poverty site or on the 14.73 Stellar site.

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