Survey of a variety of models explaining how market failures may lead to poverty and underdevelopment, with an emphasis on the empirical evaluation of constraints faced by individuals in developing countries and the programs that attempt to alleviate those constraints. Topics include: agricultural and land markets, labor markets, human capital in developing countries, credit markets, and consumption smoothing and risk coping.

Prerequisite: ECON615, ECON603, and ECON604; or permission of BSOS-Economics department.
Credits: 3
Grading Method: Regular, Audit

Course Offerings

    Fall 2024Instructor: Jessica Goldberg
    Fall 2022Instructor: Jessica GoldbergView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Jessica Goldberg