ECON 7661

ECON 7661

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This course is an extension of AEM 7620/ECON 7660 and will cover current microeconomic issues of developing countries including but not limited to factors influencing human capital accumulation (e.g. health, education), contracting and firm structure, credit and saving, and behavioral economics and development. Most lectures will begin with applied theory and then discuss leading papers on that topic. The course is also designed with a focus on empirical methods and testing theories with data. Finally, the course contains classes on how to prepare for field work in order to provide a foundation for many of the practical skills needed to move a project forward.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisites: AEM 7620/ECON 7660 and graduate level econometrics.

  • Develop technical skills on econometric approaches to identify causal relationships.
  • Design field or lab-in-the-field experiments and relate empirical design to economic theory.
  • Produce research and assess how a paper contributes to the literature and what makes it valuable.
  • Identify opportunities for natural experiments.
  • Write a referee report and give a short presentation and engage in discussion about it.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AEM 7621

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19431 ECON 7661   LEC 001

    • F Warren Hall B02
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Schofield, H

  • Instruction Mode: In Person