Course Description

440.663 - Development Microeconomics

[formerly 440.623] This course analyzes the constraints on households and policy makers in developing countries using econometric tools. Empirical micro-economic studies of behavior and policy outcomes under different types of market failures are drawn upon. Topics include inter alia inequality, fertility, education, health, poverty, nutrition, and failures in land, labor, credit and insurance markets. Prerequisite: 440.601 Microeconomic Theory and Policy. Corequisite: 440.606 Econometrics.