14.771 Development Economics: Microeconomic Issues and Policy Models

Fall 2002

Photograph of woman.
A traditional birth attendant from Udaipur district, Rajasthan, India. (Image courtesy of Abhijit Banerjee.)

Course Highlights

This course includes lecture notes.

Course Description

Prerequisites: 14.121, 14.122

Topics include: Agricultural issues: peasant behavior, land tenancy, and interlinked markets. Credit and insurance market problems and institutions. Health, nutrition, and productivity. Gender bias. Education. Technological change. Government failures.

Technical Requirements

Any number of software tools can be used to import the data files found on this course site. Please refer to the course materials for any specific instructions or recommendations.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Esther Duflo
Prof. Abhijit Banerjee
Prof. Michael Kremer

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session