14.75 Political Economy and Economic Development

Class Info

Explores the relationship between political institutions and economic development, covering key theoretical issues as well as recent empirical evidence. Topics include corruption, democracy, dictatorship, and war. Discusses not just what we know on these topics, but how we know it, covering how to craft a good empirical study or field experiment and how to discriminate between reliable and unreliable evidence. 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.

14.75 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by A. Banerjee and B. Olken.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in E51-376.

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

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