Developing countries share a common set of challenges. Economists study a set of issues related to the developing country context that is diverse. These include issues related to human capital formation, household savings and investment, fertility and population, pollution, and health. In this course, we will examine classic papers in the field through a series of applied econometric exercises that will expose participants to important techniques used by modern scholars of development economics. Read more about Development Economics
This course provides an introduction to the main issues facing the Chinese economy. The course will cover topics including recent Chinese history and economic reforms, demography and population, the country’s urban-rural divide, macroeconomic policy, banking and financial system, special economic zones, and foreign trade and investment.
What is the role of the government in regulating pollution? Is there an optimal amount of pollution (that isn’t zero)? Should some countries be allowed to pollute more than others? This seminar will tackle these questions and others while introducing students to the core concepts of environmental economics. Topics including externalities, public goods, sustainability, property rights, non-market valuation and social cost-benefit analysis. Read more about Environmental Economics