PSC 565 Political Economy of Development

Political Science Field: Comparative Politics
Typically offered every year

Robin Harding, Alexander Lee
Fall 2014 — W 14:45-17:25

Course Syllabus

This course surveys selected topics in the extensive literature on political and economic development. We will focus on differences in formal and informal institutions across countries. Topics will include the determinants of economic growth, the modernization hypothesis, distributional conflict, government corruption, the success and failure of states to deliver of public goods, among others.

Avidit Acharya
Spring 2012 — TR

T 16:50-18:05, R 14:00-15:15

This course surveys selected topics in the extensive literature on political and economic development. We will focus on differences in formal and informal institutions across countries. Topics will include the determinants of economic growth, the modernization hypothesis, distributional conflict, government corruption, the success and failure of states to deliver of public goods, among others.