14.74 Foundations of Development Policy, Spring 2004
Author(s)Duflo, Esther, 1972-; Banerjee, Abhijit
Foundations of Development Policy
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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 of technological innovation, and the markets for land, credit, and labor. From the course home page: Course Description In this course, we will study the different facets of human development: education, health, gender, the family, land relations, risk, informal and formal norms and institutions. While studying each of these topics, we will ask: What determines the decisions of poor households in developing countries? What constraints are they subject to? Is there a scope for policy (by government, international organizations, or NGOs)? What policies have been tried out? Have they been successful?
Economics, development, policy, human, education, health, gender, family, land, relations, risk, informal, formal, norms, institutions, decisions, poor, households, countries, government, international, organizations, Non-governmental organizations, NGOs