ECON 091B. Research Seminar in Economics: Development Economics

This course provides each student with an opportunity to write an original empirical research paper in development economics. The course emphasizes key steps in the research process, including motivating and posing a research question, adopting a theoretical framework, designing and implementing an empirical strategy, presenting data and findings, and developing policy implications. Students study the research process through the lens of prominent recent papers in development economics, while developing and reporting on their own projects from initiation to conclusion. Student-identified projects may focus on aspects of household or firm behavior; poverty, inequality, and/or economic growth; public service delivery; impact assessment; or economic policy, along with other potential topics in a developing-country context. Student projects will employ observational or experimental data as appropriate, with an emphasis (not exclusive) on publicly available data.
Prerequisite: ECON 011  and ECON 031  (or its equivalent)
Social Sciences.
1 credit.
Catalog chapter: Economics  
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