14.740 Foundations of Development Policy


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Explores the foundations of policy making in developing countries, with the goal of spelling out various policy options and quantifying the trade-offs between them. Topics include education, health, fertility, adoption of technological innovations, financial markets (credit, savings, and insurance), markets for land and labor, political factors, and international considerations (aid, trade, and multinational firms). Some basic familiarity with probability and/or statistics is useful for this class. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has 14.01 as a prerequisite.

14.740 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by D. Atkin and D. Donaldson.

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

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