Archived Versions

14.771 Development Economics: Microeconomic Issues and Policy Models

As taught in: Fall 2008

Photograph of a woman with stacks of food and medicinal supplies.

In one of the Calcutta Rescue makeshift clinics. (Image courtesy of noborders2 on Flickr.)




Prof. Benjamin Olken

Prof. Esther Duflo

Prof. Abhijit Banerjee

Course Features

Course Description

Topics include productivity effects of health, private and social returns to education, education quality, education policy and market equilibrium, gender discrimination, public finance, decision making within families, firms and contracts, technology, labor and migration, land, and the markets for credit and savings.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .do, .dta, and .rar.