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040036 KU Development Economics (MA) (2021W)

8.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung
DIGITAL
Do 09.12. 09:45-11:15 Digital

An/Abmeldung

Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").

Details

max. 50 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 06.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 07.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 13.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 14.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 20.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 21.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 27.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 28.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 03.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 04.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 10.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 11.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 17.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 18.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 24.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 25.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 01.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 02.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 15.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 16.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 12.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 13.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 19.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 20.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 26.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 27.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The course provides an introduction to the microeconomics of development. The goal is to familiarize the students with the main research questions and methods in development economics.
The topics we will put more emphasize on are aspects of health, conflict, and political economy.
The focus will be on empirical results and methodologies, requiring a good working knowledge of econometrics. The students should have a solid understanding of the material on cross-section econometrics.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The evaluation will be based on a final exam (40%), class presentations (40%) and quizzes (20%).

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

· Basic knowledge of Econometrics/ Statistics
· Basic knowledge of Microeconomic Theory

Prüfungsstoff

· Poverty Traps and Nutrition
· Health
· Education
· Gender
· Democracy and political accountability
· Political Economy of Conflict

Literatur

Banerjee, Abhijit and Esther Duflo (2011). Poor Economics. Public Affairs, NY.
Subramanian, S. and Angus Deaton (1996). “The Demand for Food and Calories.” Journal of Political Economy 104(1), 133-162.

Deaton, Angus. 2007. Height, health, and development. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104.33:13232 – 13237.

Fogel, Robert W. 1994, "Economic Growth, Population Theory, and Physiology: The Bearing ofLong-Term Processes on the Making of Economic Policy", The American Economic Review. 84.3: 369-395.

Baird, Sara, Joan Hicks, Michael Kremer and Edward Miguel (2016). “Worms at Work: Long-run Impacts of Child Health Gains”, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 131(4), 1637–1680.

Dupas P and E Miguel (2016). “Impacts and determinants of health levels in low-income countries.” NBER Working Paper 22235. http://www.nber.org/papers/w22235

Hoddinott, Maluccio, Behrman, Flores and Martorell (2008). “Effect of a nutrition intervention during early childhood on economic productivity in Guatemalan adults”. Lancet. 371, 411-416.

Maccini, Sharon and Dean Yang (2009). “Under the weather: Health, schooling and economic consequences of early life rainfall.” American Economic Review 99(3), 1006-36.

Beaman L, Esther Duflo, Rohini Pande and Petia Topalova (2012). “Female Leadership Raises Aspirations and Educational Attainment for Girls: A Policy Experiment in India” Science, Vol 335, 582-586.

Duflo, E (2012). “Women Empowerment and Economic Development.” Journal of Economic Literature, 50(4), 1051-1079.

Duflo, Esther. (2001). “Schooling and Labor Market Consequences of School Construction in Indonesia: Evidence from an Unusual Policy Experiment,” American Economic Review, 91(4), 795-813.

Krueger, Alan and Mikael Lindahl. (2001). “Education for Growth: Why and For Whom?” Journal of Economic Literature, 39 (4), 1101-1136.

Banerjee, Abhijit V., Shawn Cole, Esther Duflo, and Leigh Linden. (2007). “Remedying Education: Evidence from Two Randomized Experiments in India”, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 122(3), 1235-1264.

Dal Bó, Pedro, Andrew Foster, Louis Putterman (2010) "Institutions and Behavior: Experimental Evidence on the Effects of Democracy", American Economic Review, 100(5), 2205-2229.

Ferraz, Claudio, and Fred Finan. (2008). “Exposing Corruption politicians: The Effects of Brazil’s Publicly Released Audits on Electoral Outcomes”, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 123(2), 703-745.

Dube, Oeindrila and Juan Vargas (2011) “Commodity Price Shocks and Civil Conflict: Evidence from Colombia”. Review of Economic Studies

Miguel, Edward, Shanker Satyanath, and Ernest Sergenti. (2004). “Economic Shocks and Civil Conflict: An Instrumental Variables Approach”, Journal of Political Economy, 112(4), 725-753.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 04.10.2021 12:28