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    • 14.661 Labor Economics I, Fall 2010 

      Angrist, Joshua; Walters, Christopher (2010-12)
      The aim of this course is to acquaint students with traditional topics in labor economics and to encourage the development of independent research interests. We will cover a systematic development of the theory of labor ...
    • 14.662 Labor Economics II, Spring 2005 

      Autor, David H.; Piore, Michael J. (2005-06)
      The development and evolution of labor market structures and institutions. Particular focus on competing explanations of recent developments in the distribution of wage and salary income and in key institutions and ...
    • 14.662 Labor Economics II, Spring 2007 

      Pischke, Jorn-Steffen; Piore, Michael (2007-06)
      This is the second of a two-part sequence of courses in labor economics. The course sequence is also open to qualified students in related fields and classes may be taken individually or out of sequence. This part of the ...
    • 14.72 Capitalism and Its Critics, Fall 2006 

      Piore, Michael (2006-12)
      This course examines the implications of economic theories for social and political organization in the context of the historical evolution of industrial societies. Among the authors whose theories will be discussed are ...
    • 14.73 The Challenge of World Poverty, Fall 2009 

      Donaldson, Dave; Duflo, Esther (2009-12)
      This is a course for those who are interested in the challenge posed by massive and persistent world poverty, and are hopeful that economists might have something useful to say about this challenge. The questions we will ...
    • 14.731 Economic History, Fall 2003 

      Temin, Peter (2003-12)
      A survey of world economic history, designed to introduce economics graduate students to the subject matter and methodology of economic history. Topics chosen to show a wide variety of historical experience and illuminate ...
    • 14.74 Foundations of Development Policy, Spring 2004 

      Duflo, Esther, 1972-; Banerjee, Abhijit (2004-06)
      Explores the foundations of policy making in developing countries. Goal is to spell out various policy options and to quantify the trade-offs between them. Special emphasis on education, health, gender, fertility, adoption ...
    • 14.771 Development Economics: Microeconomic Issues and Policy Models, Fall 2002 

      Duflo, Esther, 1972-; Banerjee, Abhijit; Kremer, Michael (2002-12)
      Agricultural issues: peasant behavior, land tenancy, and interlinked markets. Credit and insurance market problems and institutions. Health, nutrition, and productivity. Gender bias. Education. Technological change. ...
    • 14.772 Development Economics: Macroeconomics, Spring 2009 

      Kremer, Michael; Townsend, Robert M. (2009-06)
      This course emphasizes dynamic models of growth and development. Topics covered include: migration, modernization, and technological change; static and dynamic models of political economy; the dynamics of income distribution ...
    • 15.389 G-Lab: Global Entrepreneurship Lab, Fall 2007 

      Morse, Kenneth; Lehrich, M. Jonathan; Locke, Richard; Loessberg, Shari; Huang, Yasheng (2007-12)
      Entrepreneurship in the 21st century is evolving. Because of global changes in technology, communications, and capital markets, today's innovative startups are building successful companies in countries around the globe, ...
    • 17.100J / 14.781J / 15.678J Political Economy I: Theories of the State and the Economy, Fall 2002 

      Berger, Suzanne; Piore, Michael J. (2002-12)
      Critical analysis of liberal, neoclassical, and Marxist perspectives on modern society. Alternative theories of economic growth, historical change, the state, classes, and ideology. Description from course home page: ...
    • 17.100J / 14.781J / 15.678J Political Economy I: Theories of the State and the Economy, Fall 2005 

      Piore, Michael; Berger, Suzanne (2005-12)
      Political Economy I explores the major social science paradigms for analyzing relations among state, economy, and society. Through readings, lectures and discussion of original texts in political liberalism and individualism, ...
    • 17.100J / 15.678J / 14.781J Political Economy I, Fall 2010 

      Berger, Suzanne; Piore, Michael (2010-12)
      Political Economy I explores the major social science paradigms for analyzing relations among state, economy, and society. Through readings, lectures and discussion of original texts in political liberalism and individualism, ...
    • 17.884J / 14.296J Collective Choice I, Fall 2005 

      Snyder, James M. (2005-12)
      Examines political institutions from a rational choice perspective. The now burgeoning rational choice literature on legislatures, bureaucracies, courts, and elections constitutes the chief focus. Some focus on institutions ...
    • 21A.215 Medical Anthropology: Culture, Society, and Ethics in Disease and Health, Fall 2008 

      Jackson, Jean (2008-12)
      This course looks at medicine from a cross-cultural perspective, focusing on the human, as opposed to biological, side of things. Students learn how to analyze various kinds of medical practice as cultural systems. Particular ...
    • 21H.416J / 14.70J Medieval Economic History in Comparative Perspective, Spring 2006 

      McCants, Anne (2006-06)
      This course will survey the conditions of material life and the changing social and economic relations in medieval Europe with reference to the comparative context of contemporary Islamic, Chinese, and central Asian ...
    • 21L.011 The Film Experience, Fall 2007 

      Thorburn, David (2007-12)
      This course is an introduction to narrative film, emphasizing the unique properties of the movie house and the motion picture camera, the historical evolution of the film medium, and the intrinsic artistic qualities of ...
    • 4.430 Daylighting, Fall 2006 

      Andersen, Marilyne (2006-12)
      This class provides the tools necessary for an efficient integration of daylighting issues in the overall design of a building. The fundamentals of daylighting and electric lighting are introduced and their relevance to ...
    • 6.436J / 15.085J Fundamentals of Probability, Fall 2005 

      Tsitsiklis, John (2005-12)
      This is a course on the fundamentals of probability geared towards first or second-year graduate students who are interested in a rigorous development of the subject. The course covers most of the topics in MIT course 6.431 ...
    • 6.972 Game Theory and Mechanism Design, Spring 2005 

      Ozdaglar, Asu (2005-06)
      This course is offered to graduates and is an introduction to fundamentals of game theory and mechanism design with motivations drawn from various applications including distributed control of wireline and wireless ...