Applied Pathway: Political Economy & Development Economics
Course Dates: 11 - 15th September 2023
Choose to follow the Applied Pathway, to deepen your knowledge of Applied Economy with courses in Political Economics (morning session) and Development Economics (afternoon session).
Or mix and match, choosing different morning or afternoon sessions from our other pathways: Econometrics or Macroeconomics.
This course returns to an older tradition in economics, of studying the economy in its political-social context, except with more powerful theoretical and empirical tools.
Long-run Development: Institutional Persistence and Change
Identity and State Capacity
Religion and Politics: Cooperation and Conflict
Endogenous Preferences: Culture and Institutions
Development Economics: The Return of Big Picture Questions
The big picture questions that generations of development economists thought about, but lacked the tractable models, the rich microdata and the computing power to test at scale: this course provides an incomplete tour of recent frontier research in development economics. It combines reduced-form causal evidence with structural models and estimation to address 'old school' big picture questions of economic growth and development.