The course will focus on the consequences of poverty and poor institutions for the behavior and welfare of individuals, households, firms and the aggregate economy in developing countries. Theoretical models and empirical evidence will be used to understand the intended and unintended consequences of policies designed to enhance economic development.

Prerequisite: ECON 641, ECON642 and ECON 644 (can be taken concurrently with ECON 644)
Credits: 3
Grading Method: Regular, Audit