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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 14.771 (Fall 2002) 
  • Course Title:
  • Development Economics: Microeconomic Issues and Policy Models 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Economics 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Esther Duflo
    Prof. Abhijit Banerjee
    Prof. Michael Kremer 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 14.771 Development Economics: Microeconomic Issues and Policy Models

    Fall 2002

    Course Highlights

    This course includes lecture notes.

    Course Description

    Prerequisites: 14.121, 14.122

    Topics include: Agricultural issues: peasant behavior, land tenancy, and interlinked markets. Credit and insurance market problems and institutions. Health, nutrition, and productivity. Gender bias. Education. Technological change. Government failures.

    Technical Requirements

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