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each with their own actors, rules, ﬁnancial instruments and policies, still coexist, and the full integration of the environment into development and poverty reduction policies is still lagging. The class will address conceptual issues mostly through case studies ; short lectures will impart an organizing framework and technical knowledge and case discussions will allow students to exercise judgment on real-world situations. Students will be responsible for keeping up to date with international affairs news, which will be discussed every week at the beginning of class, and will have to think policies as well as politics. Additional reading beyond these the four required reports will be assigned via moodle. Required reading : Report of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (1972) : http ://www.un-documents.net/aconf48-14r1.pdf ; Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development : Our Common Future (1987) : http ://www.un-documents.net/our-commonfuture.pdf ; The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development (1992) : http ://www.un.org/ documents/ga/conf151/aconf15126-1annex1. htm ; Outcome of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development : The Future We Want (2012) : https ://sustainabledevelopment. un.org/content/documents/733FutureWeWant.pdf.
can be done to aid development in poor countries. The paper should be an exposition of the student's ﬁndings. Students are required to submit a hard copy and an electronic copy of their ﬁnal paper. A more detailed description of the expectations for the paper will be provided in class. The ﬁnal paper is due on the last day of class. Workload : Prior to the beginning of each class, students are requited to read at least one of the required readings for that day. Most importantly, everyone is expected to participate in class discussions. Class participation is taken very seriously. Course Description : The course is intended to provide a general overview of the dominant views about economic development and policy. We will cover macroeconomic topics and political economic issues affecting economic development. We will ﬁrst cover a few basics in international ﬁnance. We will then tackle a number of important questions : why are some countries so rich and others so poor ? Do differences in economic development today have historical roots ? What are the mechanisms and channels through which history matters ? What factors have determined which countries prosper ? Can these factors be changed with speciﬁc economic policies ? If so, what are they and how are they best implemented ? We will consider these questions and more. Objective of the course : the course is intended to provide a general overview of the dominant views about economic development and policy, and to provide students a sense of the most recent research in the ﬁeld. In the course, a particular effort is made to link the theories and empirical evidence to the real world. Required reading : Acemoglu, Daron and James Robinson (2012) : Why Nations Fail : The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, Random House ; Easterly, William R. (2002) : The Elusive Quest for Growth, The MIT Press.
DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS : MACROECONOMIC AND POLITICAL ECONOMIC ISSUES
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 42 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Julia CAGÉ (Enseignant/Chercheur en Economie), Joanne TAN (PhD student). Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : A mid-term exam that will take place in class (30%) ; a ﬁnal paper (70%). Students are required to write a ﬁnal paper that examines an important question related to economic development. The paper can be written in group (2 to 3 students per ﬁnal paper). The student's aim should be to undertake an investigation that improves our understanding of the process of development and also considers what
DEVELOPMENT EVALUATION POLITICS AND PRACTICE - SPECIAL TOPICS FROM AFRICA
Semester : Spring Number