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Economic Development: Applied Microeconomics

Economics 665

3 credit hours, offered annually

This course is on the microfoundations of development, focusing on empirical applications. Topics include household models, human resource issues (nutrition, schooling), intrahousehold economics (gender, children, elderly), rural institutions in land (tenancy), labor, and credit markets (including microfinance programs), consumption smoothing and risk-coping (mutual insurance, permanent income, precautionary saving), and policy (price and tax reform, poverty alleviation).

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