14.75 Political Economy and Economic Development


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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.

This class has 14.01, and 14.30 as prerequisites.

14.75 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by B. Olken.

Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in E51-372.

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

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Political Economy and Economic Development site or on the 14.75 Stellar site.

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