This course is an introduction to the political economy of development. We examine the following questions throughout the quarter: How does politics shape economic development across countries and within countries over time? What political institutions matter for explaining variation in economic development, why do these institutions matter, and where did they come from? What role do culture, education, inequality, access to finance, corruption and the provision of public goods play in economic development?
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