14.771 Development Economics: Microeconomic Issues and Policy Models

Fall 2008

Photograph of a woman with stacks of food and medicinal supplies.
In one of the Calcutta Rescue makeshift clinics. (Image courtesy of noborders2 on Flickr.)

Course Description

Topics include productivity effects of health, private and social returns to education, education quality, education policy and market equilibrium, gender discrimination, public finance, decision making within families, firms and contracts, technology, labor and migration, land, and the markets for credit and savings.

Technical Requirements

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

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Prof. Abhijit Banerjee
Prof. Esther Duflo
Prof. Benjamin Olken

Course Meeting Times

2 sessions / week
1.5 hours / session