Credits: 6

Schedule: 24.02.2020 - 08.04.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Yao Pan

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

IV, V Spring (2018-2019), Otaniemi campus

IV Spring (2019-2020), Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course is oriented towards some of the key policy issues in developing countries.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course is a continuation for the course “Development Economics I: Fundamentals” and focuses on empirical analysis in development economics. We will study household and individual behavior under different types of market failures and learn how to evaluate the impact of development policy interventions. The overall goal of this course is to help develop your ability to read and critique research in development economics. We will cover development topics related to agriculture development, microfinance, nutrition and health, education, gender, conflict and ethnicity.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

A final exam based on the lectures + readings (50 % of the grade)
A group assignment (2-4 people) consisting of:
- a presentation of 20 min (10 % of the grade) in the last week of the course
- a term paper, which can be either an econometric exercise or an essay based on literature (40 % of the grade)

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

• Lectures 24h
• Presentation, essay/term paper and independent study 132h
• Exam 4h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Specific book chapters and articles are announced to course participants when the course is active.
Course books to be assigned.

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Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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