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TOPICS IN DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: China - Fudan University - 'International Summer School, Fudan University'
UC Course SubjectEconomics
Number & Suffix: 117 S
Full UC Title: TOPICS IN DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS 
Transcript Title: DEVELOPMENT ECON 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course discusses why some countries are rich but others are poor from the perspective of institutional economics. It follows Douglass North and asks why, under certain institutions, the private return of economic activities is lower than the social return. This question is addressed by studying recent development economics literature with a focus on property rights, contract institutions, taxation, and corruption. In addition, it introduces a variety of methodological approaches to address a number of empirical questions, such as what is the value of political connection in Indonesia, does third-party reporting reduces pollution in India, and why some countries have more complicated government hierarchy whereas others do not. The course builds critical-thinking skill through reading the most recent empirical development economics literature and participating in class discussion. Assessment: class discussion (20%), preentation (30%), short essay (50%). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: TOPICS IN DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS 
Partner University Department: Economics 
Partner University Course Number: ECON170007