17.556 Political Economy of Industrialization

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Examines theoretical and empirical approaches to understanding the process of late development. Topics include the role of the state in alleviating or exacerbating poverty, the politics of industrial policy and planning, and the relationship between institutional change and growth. Considers how, over the past century, some of the world's poorest nations achieved wealth while others remained mired in poverty. Discusses the social consequences for alternative strategies of development.

This class has no prerequisites.

17.556 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by Staff.

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

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