DEV 102M. Economic Development: Using Analytical Frameworks for Smart Policy Design


  • Professor: Asim Khwaja
  • Term: Spring
  • Day: M
  • Time: 3:00-4:15PM
  • School: Harvard Kennedy School
  • Course ID: 170667

This semester-long course examines how economic theory and rigorous evidence can be harnessed to design development policies that respond to market and political failures in developing economies. The course builds on the analytical framework and evidence base provided in DEV-101 (which is a prerequisite). Topics covered include: Policies for Productivity Growth, Policy Design for Markets in Human and Financial Capital, Governance Reform and Environmental and Climate Change Policy Design.

Note: This course is open to MPA/ID students. Others by permission of the instructors only. Students must attend one of the following review sessions: Friday 10:15-11:30am (L140) OR Friday 11:45am-1:00pm (L140).

Prerequisite: DEV-101.