Universität Wien FIND

040036 UK Development Economics (MA) (2018W)

8.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Lecturer: Zejcirovic Dijana

Details

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 01.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 02.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 15.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 16.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 22.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 23.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 29.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 30.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 05.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 06.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 12.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 13.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 19.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 20.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 26.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 27.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 03.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 04.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 14.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 15.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 21.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 22.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 28.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 29.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

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.

Assessment and permitted materials

The evaluation will be based on a final exam (50%) and class presentations (50%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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

Examination topics

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

Reading list

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.

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