Social Sciences >> Economics

For Course Instructors

  • Advertise your course for free
  • Feature your course listing
  • Create course discussion group
  • Link to your course page
  • Increase student enrollment

More Info...>>

Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 14.74 (Spring 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Foundations of Development Policy 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Economics 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Esther Duflo
    Prof. Abhijit Banerjee 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 14.74 Foundations of Development Policy

    Spring 2004

    Course Highlights

    This course features extensive lecture notes, and detailed problem sets in the assignments section.

    Course Description

    In this course, we will study the different facets of human development: education, health, gender, the family, land relations, risk, informal and formal norms and institutions. While studying each of these topics, we will ask: What determines the decisions of poor households in developing countries? What constraints are they subject to? Is there a scope for policy (by government, international organizations, or NGOs)? What policies have been tried out? Have they been successful?

    Technical Requirements

    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .zip, .dta.


This course content is a redistribution of MIT Open Courses. Access to the course materials is free to all users.

© 2009-2020, All Rights Reserved.
Higher Ed Space ® is a registered trademark of AmeriCareers LLC.