Case Study (Development Economics and Policy I)
In this course (DEP1), we see what major insights have recently emerged from development economics (e.g., RCT) and how they matter for development policy. Students are expected 1) to acquire basic knowledge and skills to read and discuss research and policy papers in development economics; 2) to develop a research proposal on development; and 3) to develop presentation, discussion, and research writing skills. The course consists of a review of program evaluation methods with a strong practical focus and students’ presentation and discussion about published research work and their own research proposal. Both experimental and quasi-experimental studies are covered. All discussions and presentations are conducted in English and all written assignments must be written in English (no exceptions).